Glenn Murray scored a hat trick this weekend as Brighton & Hove thrash Norwich City.

The Bournemouth player who is on loan to Brighton was satisfied with his effort. The big victory over the Alex Neil-led men is a big boost to the club. The veteran player spoke to the club’s official website saying:

“For the first goal, I felt he let the ball run away from him a bit, so I managed to get my body in there and hit the target. I think the second goal that was my favourite of the afternoon.

“It was a great flowing move forward and luckily I was in the right place in the box o finish it off. It’s funny actually because I’ve been talking to Jiri Skalak all week and he likes to cut in on his right foot, but he crossed that in with his left and it was perfect,” Murray said.

The overjoyed experienced player admitted that Norwich were not having a good day.

“We know that they’re much better than what they showed, but we capitalized on their errors and luckily it was a comfortable afternoon,” he added.

The three goals were Murray’s seventh, eighth, and ninth this season. Goals from Lewis Dunk and Anthony Knockaert ensured Brighton completed a five-nil rout of City. Murray thanked the fans. He admitted that the result would help the team’s confidence but added that no one in the team would get carried away with the result as getting a promotion remains the target.

“It was brilliant, but playing at this place in front of a big crowd is the easy part. It’s harder going away to the places you don’t want to go and get the result. I’m delighted, but we know it will be a battle when we go to Carrow Road and we’ll be ready for it,” said Murray.