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JBG Plans To Keep Enjoying The Ride

In-form winger wants big finish to take into the World Cup

21 April 2018

Johann Berg Gudmundsson wants to keep the feel-good factor going as he eyes a big few months for club and country.

Gudmundsson is riding high as a key man in the Clarets’ push for a top-seven finish in the Premier League.

The wingman has been instrumental in what could be Burnley’s best top-flight placing since 1974.

And once he has finishes his domestic duties, the Iceland international hopes he can head for the summer’s World Cup Finals in Russia in a similar vein of form as his country takes to the world stage for the first time.

“There’s a more relaxed feel about the group but we are still going out there with the same aim – to get the three points,” said Gudmundsson.

“We want to enjoy the last few games of the season. We have done an unbelievable job this season but we want to carry that on.

“It’s been going really well for me, playing most games and most minutes.

“Obviously the World Cup’s coming up so I want to be in the best form possible when that comes around.

“I just want to enjoy the last few games and keep being in the same form as I am and hopefully I will carry that on into the World Cup.”

The seventh-placed Clarets could take a step nearer Europe at Stoke City on Sunday when Sean Dyche’s men will be chasing a fourth successive away win.

There will be plenty of stake at both ends of the table as Stoke battle to beat the drop.

And Gudmundsson is relishing the prospect of another big occasion after Burnley’s six-match unbeaten run was ended by out-going league champions Chelsea on Thursday night.

“Hopefully it’s going to be a cracking game with a good atmosphere, probably, because they need the fans behind them,” Gudmundsson told Clarets Player HD.

“As footballers we want to play in good games and Sunday will probably be one of them.

“We’re in good form, even though we lost on Thursday.

“We’ve shown some great performances over the last few games and we just want to crack on and end the season on a high note.”

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