Wissa: DR Congo forward reflects on scoring first Premier League brace

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Yoane Wissa says he feels happy to have netted his first Premier League brace in Brentford’s 5-1 win at Luton Town on Saturday.

The DR Congo forward scored the first two goals while Ethan Pinnock, Keane Lewis-Potter and German-Nigerian Kevin Schade scored the rest.

It took the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finalist to 10 goals this season which is the first time he has hit double digits in the top flight after netting seven goals in the two previous campaigns.

“I think the first one is a good goal, but the second one is the best one. I am happy to score two goals in one Premier League game, it’s the first time for me,” Wissa told the club website.

“For the second, at this point it was very important because you don’t know what Luton can do. After that, everyone was on top of their game and we really controlled the it.”

Cameroon forward Bryan Mbeumo assisted Wissa for the first goal and the latter is grateful for the solid partnership both players have struck in attack.

“I know Bryan and he knows me, how I play. We talk a lot in training and during games. He knows how and where and when to find me, that makes him easy to play with,” Wissa added.

“I am grateful to have a guy like this on the team. We have four games to go, hopefully it continues until the end of the season.”

Reflecting on Wissa’s brace, Brentford boss Thomas Frank said: “Fantastic magic. A really well-taken goal by Wissa and a good ball from Bryan [Mbeumo]. I’m so happy that Wissa scored two. He has been on the up for a while and I’m pleased with his performance.”

The result was Brentford’s biggest in the Premier League and sees them move up to 14th place on the table, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

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