Maupay pleased with Seagulls form
Neal Maupay is happy to have scored twice this week but insists he can get even better.
The Frenchman is continuing to improve in the Premier League following his £20million summer move from Brentford.
He netted the winning goal away at Arsenal on Thursday night as Graham Potter’s men heaped more pressure on their hosts at the Emirates.
Then, during Sunday’s 2-2 draw at home to Wolves, the 23-year-old fired in a great effort from the edge of the box to score an equaliser which made the game 1-1.
Maupay has scored six goals in the top flight this season after hitting 25 in the Championship last season.
He has successfully displaced experienced forward Glenn Murray in the side and has also battled for a place alongside young Irish forward Aaron Connolly.
Speaking to the club’s website Maupay said he was happy to score two important goals in a week but says he striving to improve further.
“To score two goals in a week is a good feeling,” he said. “We had a great win on Thursday, but unfortunately we didn’t get the three points on Sunday, so we need to keep believing in ourselves.
“We are a good team as well, with good players, so we need to keep working hard. Personally, as it’s my first season in the Premier League, I’m still trying to settle in. I am doing OK, with six goals so far, but I can do more.”
Brighton’s tally of four points in a week has taken them up to 12th in the table, and they are four points clear of the bottom three.
It has been a very good start to life in the Premier League for boss Graham Potter, who is establishing his own brand of football at the AMEX Stadium.
He did enough to earn a new long-term deal with the club last month, signing on until the summer of 2025.
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