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Paul Munster - Man of the Moment

Submitted : 17th March 2009

Paul Munster in conversation with Andy Conn moments after THAT goal which sent Bluemen and women across the globe into raptures.

"To score the winning goal, in those circumstances is just brilliant. It's still sinking in but to score such an important goal against our big rivals and live on TV, it's absolutely amazing. I was just waiting on my chance all evening and thankfully, it came, right at the end. It probably couldn't have come at a better time, as it gave them no chance to respond. It was a great feeling to score and the fans made the atmosphere electric. You could sense how important the goal was to the fans. The relief and the delight at the end was incredible and I'm just happy the goal and the win sent our fans away so happy tonight.

Overall, I don't think you can deny that we deserved the win. Everybody was up for the game. We prepared well all week for the game. Everything was done professionally. All the players were totally focused. We came into the fixture knowing we HAD to win. Defeat wasn't considered. A draw wasn't an option. We simply HAD to win and although we left it very, very late, thankfully we achieved our aim and secured the full 3 points.

As the game wore on, I thought we got better and better, stronger and stronger. We never gave up and we just kept going and going and thankfully, we got what we deserved right at the death.

It's a win that boosts our confidence going into another massive game at Ballymena on Saturday and hopefully, it might just dent their confidence a bit as well. They're a good side and they're still in the driving seat, at the top of the league. We will just keep going, as we don't want to give up our title. The manager keeps telling us that we just have to win ALL of our matches from here on in and if we do, we'll win the league and the cup. The players are focused on lifting silverware and winning medals and we want to win every match to make sure we achieve our goals.

Life here at Linfield is brilliant. I've managed to get back into the team, having been out for a while. I wasn't frustrated when I was out. I believed in my ability to get back into the side and obviously, nights like tonight make the wait worthwhile. I knew I just had to keep my head down and keep working away and it would all work out for me, but a night like tonight is just really, really special. In the last few weeks I just kept doing my best in training or playing in the reserves and thankfully, I've got my chance back in the first team and right now, I'm just determined to work as hard as I can, to make sure I keep my place, as the competition for places is fierce, as you would expect at a top club like this. I'm just glad David Jeffrey had faith in me to give me another chance. I'm determined to take my chance here."



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