'We want to start our games better'

Olivier Giroud scored our winning goal at Deepdale on Saturday - and then gave his reaction to the media.

Read on for our in-form striker’s take on his winner, Aaron Ramsey’s equaliser and our impressive Championship opponents.

on how fantastic the win felt…
We wanted to start the game better than the last game at Bournemouth. Unfortunately, they surprised us with their commitment. We wanted to bounce back second half and show some character with an early goal in the second half with Aaron - a nice goal. One more time we had to score in the last minute but one more time we’ve shown a very strong team character. We want to start the games better.

on what could have been done better first half…
Surprised… yeah. I don’t know but they put a lot of intensity in the duels and the team was beaten physically. It was not Arsenal so we wanted to show something else in the second half. We have done it, but we need to start the games better. We are pleased with the amazing support of the fans tonight at this game.

on not being tempted not to celebrate this time…
No, I don’t want to speak about that. I want to speak about the team, the teamwork and what we are doing on the pitch - that is the most important.


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