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Sam Saunders: "All the boys know how much it means to the fans to get one over Fulham"

30 April 2016

Sam Saunders looking forward to next season after strong end to current campaign.

Brentford midfielder Sam Saunders told Bees PlayerHD that the team knew the importance to the fans after another derby win over Fulham. 

“It was a great way to start the game,” said Sam. “All the boys know how much it means to the fans to get one over Fulham. We weren’t happy with the way we performed at QPR so we had another chance to put that right. You could see that we came out like a house on fire and the two goals put a couple of early nails in the coffin.

“I felt from then we played a really nice game plan and hit them on the counter and let them get frustrated and run out of ideas. It’s nice to a get a goal, it’s always pleasurable, especially over a team like Fulham.”

Striker Scott Hogan has now scored five goals in 93 minutes with the 32-year-old praising his team mate’s ability to hit the back of the net. 

“He’s clinical,” said Sam. “Any team that has a striker as clinical as that is going to get goals. Scott’s movement is intelligent; he works his socks off. It was a great ball from Kersch for the second goal and from Fieldy for the third. He gets in low and hard, far corner, the keeper has no chance. 

The wide man added that the excellent finish to the season proved that team spirit and determination was alive and well at Griffin Park.

“I’m delighted for everyone,” said Sam. “There was a few grumbles early on in the season and I feel that we showed what kind of character and heart we’ve got in that dressing room. There’s a strong grounding for next year because there’s a lot of good things that have come out of the back end of the season. If we improve on that hopefully we can push up the table next year.”

You can watch the entire interview with Sam Saunders on Bees PlayerHD now.


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