Mixed Emotions For City Frontman

Maxim Choupo-Moting

MAXIM CHOUPO-MOTING was delighted to hit the goal trail at the AMEX Stadium on Monday evening even though he would have been happy to have sacrificed his effort for maximum spoils.

The Cameroonian international netted his third goal of the campaign in the first half of last night’s entertaining 2-2 draw with in-form Brighton & Hove Albion on the south coast.

However, whilst he spoke of his happiness at scoring his first goal for the Club since his brace against Manchester United in September, he was quick to highlight his frustration at not being able to hold on for all three points.

Speaking to Stoke City+ following the encounter, he said: “I was happy about it, it was a nice feeling to score again for the team - I have waited since the Manchester United game for this moment.

“Of course, I was happy with the way I took the goal, but it was important for us to try and win the game and we weren’t able to do that, so there are some frustrations.

“In my opinion we should have won the game tonight - we were better in the first half than in the second, and that is frustrating.

“Maybe we needed to play more football and take a couple more risks, maybe when you play away and have a point then you don’t want to lose that point, but we possibly should have gone for the victory a little more.”

He added: “It is never bad to get a point, especially away from home, but when we took the lead on two occasions then it is disappointing not to have held on. That’s football though and we didn’t lose.”