Ngog welcomes extra competition

03 November 2010 05:35
iverpool striker David Ngog has been motivated by the prospect of extra competition on the forward line arriving in January.

Manager Roy Hodgson has spoken of his disappointment at failing to bring in reinforcements up front in the summer and it seems certain there will be at least one new arrival when the winter window opens.

But it is not a worry for Ngog, who is expected to lead the line against Napoli in the Europa League tomorrow after scoring seven goals this season.

"When you are a professional you know that it's normal that the coach will want to make the team stronger," he said.

"I'm here now and ready to fight. Of course I want to play and be on the pitch every week, and of course I will fight for that.

"It's good for me (to be top scorer) but for now the most important thing is to get the team in good shape and to try to win games. Then if I score goals, it's better of course.

"I feel more confident after the few goals I've scored, and I feel more comfortable in the team this season. But I try to improve, always."

Ngog's success has so far come in Europe - where he has scored five times - and he is hoping to continue that against the Italians at Anfield.

"We have three games left, so maybe two wins would put us through to the next stage," said the 21-year-old.

"Napoli are a really good team. They're fifth in Italy and they attack really well with their wingers and crosses.

"They are a really dangerous team."

Source: Team_Talk

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