Brighton forward Leandro Trossard rues misfortune with unwanted Premier League record

Leandro Trossard can probably count himself the unluckiest player in the Premier League.

Brighton forward Trossard, 25, earned himself an unwanted Premier League first of hitting the woodwork three times during a match in last weekend’s defeat to Manchester United.

The Belgium star then suffered even more bad fortune in midweek when he was denied a goal by an incredible save from United keeper Dean Henderson when the teams met again in the Carabao Cup.

Trossard has been in excellent form – but admits the goals are proving hard to come by even though he has set himself high standards this season.

When asked whether he felt the unluckiest player in the league, he said: “I do feel a bit like that. It was just an incredible save of Henderson and in the game on Saturday, I was just really unlucky I think with hitting the bar and the post three times.



Trossard hit the woodwork three times against United last weekend
Trossard hit the woodwork three times against United last weekend

“It is not a record to be proud of but I can’t do anything about it. I know how close I was, especially the third one that hit the bar was really close. It was just one of those days where the ball didn’t want to go in and unfortunately for me it was that day.

“It’s about centimetres. So unlucky. But like I said it’s one of those days where the ball does not want to go in. You have to deal with it but it can happen and I try to move on quickly because otherwise it sticks in your head and there is nothing you can do about it.

“I always want to try to improve. Last season I had five goals, I tried to get more this season and hopefully I will reach that aim. Obviously it’s not that easy as you’ve seen!



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“I think I’ve done well in the first three games with a goal and an assist and I hope I can build on that in the future for the rest of the season.”

Trossard’s bad luck probably mirrors Brighton’s as Graham Potter’s men have played really well this season, made impressive strides and yet lost twice against United and also against Chelsea when they surely deserved more.

But despite the disappointment, they head to in-form Everton with a new belief that they can cause an upset at Goodison Park and also push on as a club this season.

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Henderson's top class stop also denied Trossard a goal against United in midweek
Henderson’s top class stop also denied Trossard a goal against United in midweek

Trossard added: “I think we could have had more points, we should have had more points. I think we can compete with them, we will try the same on Saturday to win the game. I think we have the ability to do it.

“We started really well up until the last game and I think if we can continue to play like this then I think we can make a lot of points.

“Last season was already the most points we have had in the history of the Premier League and I think our aim needs to be to get more points than that.”

Brighton line up (probable): Ryan; White, Dunk, Webster; Lamptey, Lallana, Alzate, March; Trossard, Maupay, Connolly.

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