'It was hard and difficult... we're lucky'

Alex Lacazette was a relieved man after we claimed 1-0 victory against West Ham at the Emirates on Saturday.

Afterwards, the France international faced the media and this is what he said about the match, his goal and the fight to secure Champions League football:

on the importance of his goal…
I am happy, obviously, to score that goal for the team, but we won three points today and that was important for us in the table. It was hard, and a difficult game, we are lucky I think.

on West Ham’s performance…
I think they deserved more because they had a lot of chances. Even with the save from Bernd [Leno], it was amazing, but this is football sometimes you don’t win even if you deserve it.

on playing his way back into contention…
This is my job, to give the manager a big headache because he’s putting together the first 11. I am happy to score today and we won so everything is good.

on the competition for places…
I think yes because we have to play well to get a game. Everybody wants to give their best and normally when everyone does we perform well.

on the the rest of the season…
It’s too early I think to count the points. We’re going to play and see at the end of the season where we finish.

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