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Teemu Pukki delighted to be back among the goals

6 April 2019

Teemu Pukki was delighted to back among the goals after helping himself to a brace in Norwich City’s 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers.

The Canaries marksman had gone four games without scoring but returned to the scoresheet with City’s third and fourth of their comprehensive win over the Hoops.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk after the game, Pukki said: “There were some games I didn’t score. I started to feel already a little bit nervous but today I got some.

“The first one was quite easy thanks to Emi [Buendia] and the second one was really important.

Pukki was part of a City team which ran riot in the first-half, leading 3-0 at the interval.

QPR struggled to deal with City’s offensive prowess and even a red card to Emi Buendia in the second-half could not halt the Canaries’ superiority, with Pukki adding a fourth with just minutes left on the clock.

“It was a great performance from the first minute,” he continued. “We’ve had some good games and we still have some games to go.

“We had some chances to score even more [in the first-half]. We felt in the second-half that we needed to score a couple more goals and kill the game.

“The red card changed the game a little bit but we still got another goal so we can happy with that.

“We knew at 3-0 that the game was not finished. If we could have scored one or two goals, that would have killed the game. That was the aim and it took some time but we got there in the end.

“It’s been great for the whole season. I’ve been enjoying being a part of this team so much all season. Today, Emi kind of gave me the goals. He could have done it himself but he wanted me to score!”

The win is City’s eighth in a row but Pukki isn’t getting carried away with just six Championship games left.

“We have a lot of confidence and we’ve been playing some great football for a long time now. We know there are six big games to go and it’s just important to keep going like this.

“We know nothing is going to come easy so we need to keep focused and work every day.”


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