Artur Boruc might have taken the blame for Alex Pritchard’s free-kick going in during Brentford’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth but the Tottenham loanee insisted he deserved some credit for it.
The England U21 international powered his effort from 30-yards and the ball moved awkwardly for the Pole, who could only parry the ball into the net.
And Pritchard was pleased to have struck the ball perfectly, especially from that range.
He said: “I just struck the ball and made it move and hit the target and it’s gone in.
“I think that’s the main reason in modern football now – practising and trying to make the ball move about.
“It’s harder for the goalkeeper, especially from that range. I think the main aim is to get it to move because you’re not going to be able to whip it in the top corner from that type of distance so I just hit it and tried to make it move and cause some trouble.
“It is difficult (for goalkeepers). I’ve hit it sweetly and hoped it hit the target and it did.”
Pritchard has seven goals for the season so far and he is keen to add to his goal tally in the remaining weeks of the season.
He added: “I think at this part of the season scoring goals is massive, especially for us as we’re creating a lot of chances and we’ve got to put the ball in the back of the net.
“Even in the last 10 minutes when they’re pushing everything it’s in the back of my mind, we’re going to counter-attack, we’re going to get a chance.
“Thankfully we have and I’ve put in a cross and Longy (Everton loanee Chris Long) has got his goal that he deserves.”
The Bees had lost the last two games amid the uncertainty over his future but returned to form with a scintillating 3-1 win over Bournemouth.
Pritchard said: “I don’t really listen or think much about that. Everyone knows what’s happened and we’ve just got to move on from that and forget about it.
“We’ve just got to play our football on the pitch and let everyone talk about it.
“It doesn’t matter but everyone knows the gaffer is going at the end of the season. He’s been fantastic but obviously they want to move forward.
“I don’t know the ins and outs but we’ve just to forget about it and get in the play-offs or even automatic and go up to the Premier League.”
Pritchard believes man-management is Warburton’s biggest strength and admitted he is the sort of person he’d go into the trenches for.
The midfielder said: “He’s just an all-round great manager with good man-management and how he keeps the squad together.
“He’s a great motivator and as you can see after promotion and we’re doing well and everyone knows how good a manager he is.
“He gets me in the right areas and tells me how I can improve my game. I think I’m improving every week but I’ve just got to keep working hard and hopefully good things come out of it.”