April 18, 2024

David Fofana dedicated his long-range strike during the thrilling draw with West Ham to his Burnley teammates.
The 23-year-old scored his third goal for the Clarets since signing on loan from Chelsea in January.

It was also a fantastic strike, hitting the top corner from 25 yards out after edging past two challenges in the middle of the pitch.

The goal was the pinnacle of Vincent Kompany’s side’s disciplined first-half performance, with a second coming via an own goal in stoppage time.

“You’re always feeling good when you score, but I can say it’s not my goal, it’s the goal of the team because it was brilliant in the first-half,” Fofana was quoted as saying by Clarets+.

“But still, I’m happy with the goal.”

Unfortunately for Burnley, the Hammers came back in the second period with two goals to clinch a 2-2 draw.

The second goal, by former Claret Danny Ings, came in the first minute of stoppage time, much to Fofana’s chagrin.

“I’m feeling not bad, but you know I’m also upset for the last goal,” he said.

 

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“I can’t be mad at my teammates; we’re working hard, and I know we’ll be tired at the end of the game.” This is football.

“We just have to keep our heads up and keep working hard.”

The Ivorian continued, “In the second half, it became difficult for us. We wanted to defend, and defending against this team requires both hard work and intelligence.

“They scored two goals and had an offside call, but next time we must be wise and work hard because defending against [Michael] Antonio and [Lucas] Paqueta is difficult.

“Next time, we’ll work hard and listen to the coach, because he was a defender! “We have to work hard and see what happens in the next game.”

Despite West Ham’s late equaliser, Burnley still had two excellent chances to take all three points at the death through Sander Berge and Josh Brownhill.

“We took a lot of chances and never gave up. We constantly continued to work and do something,” Fofana stated.

“We need to keep working on this and we will see.”

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