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Jordan Hugill: We were brilliant tonight

20 January 2021

Norwich City forward Jordan Hugill was full of praise for his teammates after scoring both goals in Wednesday night’s 2-0 win at home to Bristol City.

“I’m delighted with getting on the scoresheet but I’ve said many times tonight that it wasn’t about me, it’s about the team getting three points to get away from the pack that’s chasing us,” he said. “We need to stay ahead of that so the three points were more important to me.

“I don’t judge myself on goals as much, so I’m just delighted for everybody here.”

As for the goals specifically, the first strike was Hugill’s bread and butter, while the second was all about being in the right place at the right time.

“I keep hammering them all the time to put some crosses in! Todd put a lovely ball in and it came for me perfect so I couldn’t do anything other than stick a good head on it.

“Sometimes as a striker you need a little bit of luck and I just try to put myself in a position where if it came across I could get something on it in the middle of goal and luckily it bounced up and hit me and went in, so I’m delighted.”

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In the end, City came away with a clean sheet on a day they weren’t really tested defensively as Tim Krul returned from injury.

“Credit to the two at the back that we have been holding out those one nil leads when we’ve needed them and they’ve turned up for us so we kept another clean sheet,” Hugill said. “Seeing big Tim back in goal is brilliant and then you look at the solid defence that we’ve got.

“Credit to every single one of us on the pitch today. To a man we all stood up, knew what to expect and were brilliant tonight.”

Onel Hernandez’s return from injury late on also illustrated the increasing strength in depth Daniel Farke has at his disposal.

“A good part about this club is the strength in depth is unbelievable,” Hugill added. “We’ve got cover in every single position, but not just cover, it’s quality as well.

"I’m loving it. I’ve had to be patient for my chance but I knew that when it came I’d have to take it because it’s competitive being up front with Teemu but I like to think we’re both pushing each other to be better. You’re seeing the best of Teemu and the best of me as well.”

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