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Egypt's defender Hegazi says clean sheets the road to easy wins at West Bromwich

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul, Saturday 1 Dec 2018
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Ahmed Hegazi (Photo: Albion's official website)
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West Bromwich Albion's Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi is happy for scoring the winner in Wednesday's victory over Swansea City, but he believes that recording clean sheets will make wins easier to come for the Baggies in the coming matches.

As the result was referring to a 1-1 draw, the Pharaohs stopper Hegazi was on target to grant his team the third successive win in the English Championship (the second division league), netting the winner and his first league goal of the season, just one minute before the break.

“It was a tough game and we got the three points, which are very important to us at this time of the season,” Hegazi told the club's official site on Saturday.

“We need to keep going and I’m delighted to get the winning goal. I’m very happy for the team. 

“We trained a lot on corners this week, so we are very happy to help the team to win a tough away game," he added.

After Wednesday's victory, Bromwich currently lie fourth at the Championship table with 34 points, just three points behind leaders Norwich City.

“For sure, we need to get clean sheets in the next few games, but the important thing for us is that we’re winning. I’m not happy with the goal we conceded but we are trying to be more solid at the back," explained the former Ahly stopper Hegazi.

“For me the three points is always more important, but a clean sheet for the goalkeeper and the defence would be great for us. It will help us get an easier win," the former Fiorentina player concluded.

The 27-year-old Hegazi joined West Bromwich from Egypt's Ahly in the summer of 2017, becoming one of their few shining points in a poor season which they ended by heading south to the Championship.

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