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Pușcaș | "When you work hard, everything will come"

Striker looks back at remarkable five-minute hat-trick on Saturday

1 December 2019

George Pușcaș spoke of his pride in scoring a hat-trick to fire Reading to a 3-1 victory against Wigan Athletic on Saturday afternoon.

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The Royals had trailed in the match after Joe Garner rebounded from close range in the first half, leaving Mark Bowen's side behind heading into the final 15 minutes of the match.

But Pușcaș levelled from the spot with a calmly-taken penalty, before spinning away from his marker and arrowing a low strike across goal to put Reading ahead just moments later.

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He rounded off his five-minute hat-trick when Garath McCleary's tenacity saw him win the ball high up the pitch, squaring back across goal for Pușcaș, who calmly finished from close range to give Reading three hard-earned points at the DW Stadium.

Speaking after the match, the Royals and Romania striker said: "What can I say? I'm happy. Happy for the victory, finally I got some goals. When you work hard, I think everything will come.

"It's always important if I score. If it's one, if it's two or three, but if the team wins, that's important.

"It was an important three points and today, we did it. It was important for all of us, also for the fans who came - it was a long trip, so I'm happy for them because I scored, I made them happy for the victory. That's so important for us.

"We have to keep going like this, doing well, because we have difficult games in front of us. Today was a difficult game, and we have to keep going like that.

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"Scoring will give me confidence, for sure. Like I said, when you work hard, everything will come. I'm still working hard, so everything will come.

"In the second half we were more positive, more strong, more focussed on what we had to do and what the gaffer told us to do.

"We will now have two days [off], but after we will have to go straight to the Birmingham game because that will be a nice game and a difficult game."


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