Date: 6th December 2015 at 5:00pm
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Striker Tomer Hemed has said he couldn’t have been happier to get what became our winning goal against Charlton Athletic yesterday.

Speaking to the Official Site following our three two victory that saw us two goals behind in the first half, Hemed was delighted with his strike obviously but also to have had that kind of impact off the bench, with manager Chris Hughton saying he had been given a break in the hope of sharpening him up a touch in front of goal again.

‘I came onto the pitch with the aim of winning the game and I`m happy that I did it. We were surprised with the start of the game, but at half-time we knew that it all depended on us. We knew that if we scored a quick goal then we could win the game. We knew we had the quality to win this game, so the most important thing was that everyone at half-time believed that we could still get the three points. I thought the keeper had saved it but when I saw it go in I was very happy. I was very happy that we came back to win the game and for me to score the goal.’

With it being the Israeli’s first goal in nine games, hopefully it will be a weight off now and that little boost of confidence will do him the world of good in the games to come.

Although he hasn’t been scoring, he did say he’d been pleased with his general level of performance though and he thanked both the fans and gaffer Hughton for their faith in him during that period.

‘As a striker you know that not every shot goes in and sometimes it`s very difficult. I feel that I have done the best that I can to help the team win games and I was still involved in many goals. My goals haven`t come, but I know that I can score in every game. You can always help the team in other ways, but today it was with the goal. I was happy to have the support from the manager because you know that people appreciate your work and the fans always give me a good feeling if I don`t score. They see that I am giving everything to help the team win.’

With matches against second placed Middlesbrough and third placed Derby County next up for the club, along with a trip to Queens Park Rangers, Hemed went on to say.

‘We know that the next three games are going to be very difficult and we want to go and do the same job to take three points. We just need to keep doing what we have been. Our target is to stay unbeaten during these games and we will do everything possible to achieve that, but all we are focusing on now is the next game.’

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