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Leicester boos are music to Charlton striker's ears
CHARLTON striker Yann Kermorgant has revealed his reception from Leicester City fans spurred him on to a match winning performance over his former side at The Valley on Saturday.
The Frenchman infamously missed a chipped penalty in a crucial shoot-out during his time playing for the Foxes and has been roundly booed each time he has come up against his former employers.
But the striker headed the winning goal in a 2-1 victory to seal the Addicks' first three-points of the season and a third consecutive victory over Leicester.
And Kermorgant insists the boos only serve to boost his performance.
He explained: “I love that, to be fair it motivates me.
“The gaffer told me I have nothing to prove, just play as you know and do your best and that worked for me again today. I could have scored twice or maybe even a hat-trick.
“I can understand why they may boo me, but at the same time maybe they should stop because I’m still scoring and we’ve beaten them 2-1 every time.
“So my best answer for them is on the pitch.”
Despite his own personal successes in Saturday’s victory, Kermorgant was relieved to have sealed a first win of the new season and felt the performance was fully deserving of all three points.
“The win is the most important thing,” he said.
“We had only one point and lost our first game at home against Middlesbrough so we really wanted to win today.
“It is always a big satisfaction to get a win over a team like Leicester.
“But it’s not only about Leicester, today we put in all the ingredients to win the game and we did very well.
“We worked for each other and we deserved to win.”
Kermorgant also praised his new strike partner Simon Church.
The duo have formed a fruitful pairing up top for the Addicks and the Breton-born attacker admits he already likes working with the Welsh international.
Kermorgant explained: “I enjoy playing with Church because he is a player who makes runs into the channels.
“He tries to give you the opportunity to give him the ball and score goals.
“I like to play a little bit deeper so we complement each other well.
“He works hard and if we work hard together up front, then we will have more opportunities to score goals.”
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