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TFL - Premiership Season I Squad
Boussoufa Behind Lokomotiv's Locomotion
Boussoufa (11) surrounded by his team-mates after a Man of the Match performance.
Mbark Boussoufa has quietly pulled the strings that have led Lokomotiv Moskva to a 2-0-1 start in the TFL Premiership and a 2-0-0 start in the TFL Cup. Creating 8 goals (3 goals, 5 assists) through the first 5 games, the Moroccan has shown that he can be the lynchpin that Lokomotiv need if they wish to mount a serious challenge for the League/Cup double.
We managed to catch up with Mbark after he scored a beautiful chipped shot from 30 yards to help Lokomotiv earn full points in this season's first TFL Cup match against Sporting Lisbon.
FCLM: Huge win today, Mbark. Congratulations on your goal, tell us how you are feeling after the match.
MB: I'm delighted that we won, obviously. Portugal is a tough place to travel to and play well, but we managed to get all 3 points, so I'm happy about that.
FCLM: Tell us what went through your mind that led up to your goal.
MB: Vedran played a great ball to me, I think the rain may have helped it slide past the defense, honestly. When I was gotten the ball, I picked my head up and saw that the keeper was starting to charge, trying to bait me into a mistake. I knew then it was now or never, so I just chipped the ball, and luckily it beat the retreating keeper.
FCLM: You've created 8 goals so far through 5 games, do you have a specific number of goals and assists that you'd like to reach this season?
MB: *laughs* I don't have a specific number in mind, no. I'd like to create as many goals as we need to win the TFL Cup and Premiership. That's our goal this season, and I want to do all that I can to help us attain it.
FCLM: That's a pretty lofty goal, don't you think?
MB: Of course it is, but I wouldn't have joined Lokomotiv if I didn't think we could win some silverware. As a player, you want to win every competition you are in. Obviously it's going to be tough, but I think we have the squad that can do it.
MB: Thanks for joining us, Mbark, and good luck this season!
Boussoufa and Lokomotiv will face high-flying German side, Borussia Monchengladbach in their next league match.
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