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Onel Hernandez: I am very happy that I can help my team

30 March 2019

Onel Hernandez said he was proud to have scored the winning goal as Norwich picked up their seventh victory in a row at Middlesbrough.

The Cuban winger gave City the lead in the 54th minute with a low strike into the bottom left corner, netting his seventh league goal of the season.

He said: “I’m very proud of this and I am very happy that I can help my team and the Club.

“It was very cool [to score near the travelling fans]. I was so emotional and I saw the fans and I just wanted to celebrate with them.”

The win keeps City top of the table and seven points clear of third place, and Hernandez said they knew it was a crucial game for them.

"It was a very important win, and we had to fight a lot," Hernandez said. “The team was really good today and we knew what we had to do and it was amazing, I am very proud of us.

“It was a very difficult game because Middlesbrough is not a bad side and they play good football. They play with a lot of long balls, but our defenders were very good and we stayed compact as a team.

“Our defence was amazing. Zimbo and Ben were fighting really amazing and I loved it.

“We have shown this season that we are a very good team and we work a lot together and that is the key for us.”

The Canaries will be back in action at Carrow Road in their next two fixtures against Queens Park Rangers and Reading and Hernandez said they are looking forward to returning home.

"To play at home is amazing and I really love it,” he said. “We have to prepare for the next game and will see what happens next weekend.”

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