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Defour Reflects On Dream Debut

22 August 2016

Burnley’s record signing Steven Defour said he couldn’t have dreamed of a better debut to kick start his Clarets career after the 2-0 win against Liverpool. 

Defour made his presence felt straight away in the Premier League as he lined up alongside Dean Marney in midfield.

And the 28-year-old Belgian international played a big part in the second goal as he led an incisive break away and teed up Andre Gray to help get him up and running for the season. 

Defour said: “It was really special.  It’s nice to have a debut like this, I couldn’t dream of any better.

“The fans were really supporting the team until the end and the atmosphere around the game was fantastic.

“We have a really, really good team that works hard for each other and it can only get better.”

After savouring a special Turf Moor atmosphere, Defour, who impressed in front of Belgium manager Roberto Martinez, is now looking forward to the prospect of taking on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

And he is also hoping regular Premier League action can put him in Martinez’s thoughts for selection for his national team after already amassing 46 caps.

He added:  “It’s really important that, that we are always trying to get three points, especially the games at home and now we will try to get some at the away games.

“We worked hard for it and I think today we deserved the win today.

“I will let the fans be the judge of my performance but it was nice. It’s always an honour playing for the national team so I am ready when needed.”


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