Grady Diangana | It’s an amazing feeling

Grady Diangana is interviewed by WBA TV after scoring against Leeds

Grady Diangana has described Albion’s victory over Leeds United as a “special” night at The Hawthorns.

The winger scored the game’s only goal to earn his side all three Sky Bet Championship points on Friday evening.

And he praised his team-mates, as well as a sold-out crowd, for their efforts in a post-match chat with WBA TV.

“It’s an amazing feeling. For us, it was something special.

“The stadium was sold out, and the way everybody grafted until the last second, it meant a lot to us.

“We always have motivation within the group but there’s a little bit more when the supporters give us their energy. At the end of the game, it gave us even more reason not to concede in the last few minutes.

“I was hoping my goal would go in the first time! Jed (Wallace) played me a ball last game that I put wide, so this time I tried to make sure I hit the target.

“When it rebounded, everything almost went slow-motion. I just knew that if I put my leg in front of the ball, it should go on target.

“As a player, I’ve always wanted to contribute more consistently to goals. When I’m in training and doing extras, I’m focusing on how I can impact more, get in the last third and get on the end of things.

“I think it was a deserved win in the end. They didn’t create too many clear chances.

“That’s because of the way we defended as a team, with the last-ditch headers and blocks.

“There’s no better feeling than going home after the game and being happy. We’re proud, but we have to continue the work.

“It’s a step in the right direction for next year.”

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