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Teemu Pukki: I'm in the form of my life!

10 February 2019

Teemu Pukki admitted his current personal form with Norwich City is the best he has ever endured in his career.

City's top scorer netted his 19th and 20th goals of the Sky Bet Championship season in a 3-0 victory for the Canaries over local rivals Ipswich Town in the East Anglian derby.

Speaking to post-match, Pukki said: "This season has been the best I've ever played. I hope I can keep it going.

"It feels pretty amazing. Of course, I'm very happy to get three points and two goals in a derby. It's something we all dream about.

"I enjoy it a lot playing here and I believe everyone does as well.

"When I came, I didn't even dream about how many goals I would score. 20 for sure is more than I thought I would do and there's still games to go and I hope I can keep going and help the team with more goals."

The Canaries got off to a dream start inside two minutes when Onel Hernandez swooped home from inside area. 

But they had to be patient at times in the game as Ipswich enjoyed their fair share of possession.

"It was not our best game for sure," Pukki admitted. "It was tough at times, especially in the first-half we couldn't play our game and didn't create so many chances either.

"But we didn't let them create much either. It was pretty even in the first-half but in the second-half we got some chances to score and we could have scored a couple more as well.

"They made it pretty hard for us and it wasn't an easy game. If that [performance from us] happened earlier on in the season, it would have been harder [to win].

"But we are on a good run and we have lots of confidence now so we need to keep doing the same."

Pukki was particularly delighted he and his teammates could deliver three points for the City support.

"It was a great atmosphere and to win a derby is always special, especially for the fans and for a team as well.

"The fans were brilliant. These games are different than normal and we know how much it matters to people."

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