Schurrle wins January 2019 Carling Goal of the Month

8 Feb 2019

Fulham midfielder says wonder strike against Burnley is one of his best ever

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Andre Schurrle says the strike that has earned him the Carling Goal of the Month Award for January ranks among his best.

The Fulham midfielder showed great skill against Burnley to control a ball over the top from Denis Odoi before dispatching an angled first-time strike into the far corner, in off the crossbar. It is a strike Schurrle is proud to have achieved.

"I saw Denis and the ball was just beautiful," he said. "I just tried to control it somehow and get a shot off and obviously I hit it quite well.

"Yeah, it was a beautiful goal. When I look at it the control and the shot were quite beautiful, so it’s probably [in my] top three."

Schurrle's only regret was that his memorable second-minute strike at Turf Moor did not translate into points, Fulham suffering a 2-1 defeat.

"It was a game that we lost so there wasn’t much celebration about the goal or anything."

Schurrle is confident Fulham can climb from their position of 19th, starting with a home match against Manchester United on Saturday.

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"We need to look game by game and get some points to climb the table," he said.

"That’s what we need to believe – and we believe it, so that’s why we work hard every day, and try to get the points."

It's the second time a Fulham player has won the award for a strike against Burnley this season.

Jean Michael Seri's curling effort at Craven Cottage won the August Carling Goal of the Month prize.

See: 2018/19 awards winners

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