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Teemu Pukki wins player of the month award for March!

7 April 2021

Teemu Pukki has won the Falcon Power player of the month award for March.

The Finnish forward opened his account for the month of March with a double in a 3-0 win over Luton Town. The first saw him fire into the top corner following a good team move and an assist from Todd Cantwell and the second was a close range strike from a deflected Emi Buendia shot.

He then added further strikes against Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest as the Canaries won nine games on the spin before seeing out the month with a 1-1 home draw against Blackburn.

Speaking about the award, which Pukki has now won in back-to-back months following seven goals in seven matches in February, Norwich’s number 22 said it meant a lot to him because it is voted for by the fans.  

“In the end one of the biggest things we do this for is the fans, so it means a lot to me that they have given me this award two times in a row,” he said. “As a striker, I know that I need other guys to help me score these goals, so I need to be thankful to them as well for creating all the chances. The team is playing unbelievable well and it is easy to play with these players."

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Asked which was his favourite goal in March, Pukki added: "The first against Luton was a good goal, it was a good pass from Toddy.

“I was happy we got the goal because me and Toddy have been creating a lot of chances, but we hadn’t scored so it was good to get that goal from his assist.

“The goal against Sheffield was important as well because it was a tough game. It was really important to score that goal to get us to 1-1 and then, eventually, Toddy got us the win. So, I would say those two goals are the ones that I would rate the highest from that month.”


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