Date: 30th October 2015 at 9:06pm
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Record signing Salomon Rondon has given his thoughts on Claudio Yacob and the coming game against Leicester City.

Speaking to firstly about Yacob, he explained that he felt he was a very important player for the side and the two of them had become good friends off the pitch during his short spell at the club so far.

‘Claudio is a very good man and superb player. He is very important for Albion, he has been at the Club for a long time and he is a key player. Claudio is very solid in the middle and he always performs well. He is difficult to play against and not many things get past him. My job as an attacker is to score goals but I am happy to have Claudio in my team to stop other sides scoring, I love playing with him.’

With him getting his second goal of the season since his summer arrival against Norwich City in the last game he went on to add.

‘Obviously I was very happy to score against Norwich on Saturday. It was a big goal for us and we managed to get an important three points.’

Moving on to this weekend in a secondary interview, he went on to say that he was expecting a tough game against Leicester because everybody knew how well they had started this season.

‘They are a good team who have been playing really well this season so far, so we know it is going to be a very difficult match. Their striker Jamie Vardy is scoring lots of goals for them so we will have to watch out for him. As the home team we will be going for the three points.’

Asked about his goal return to so far, he went on to say that obviously he wanted to add to that this weekend, and for the rest of the season but he knows he’s still bedding into life at the club really – so there’s always more to aim for.

‘I have scored two goals so far this season but I am not satisfied because I want to score more goals. The team is counting on me as a goalscorer so I know that I have to score as many as possible. There has been 10 games in the Premier League so far so there is obviously plenty of the season left to play. I don`t set any targets in terms of goals, I just want to score as many as possible.’

With his little dance routine from the last game with DeAndre Yedlin going viral (I think the kids call it) he went on to explain.

‘It was a bit of a dangerous clash and I saw that he was about to fall on his neck. I grabbed his neck and tried to pull him back around to stop him hurting himself. I felt as though I needed to save him and obviously it has been shared quite a lot now on the internet because of how it looked.’

Was a lovely little number, and given most players would let the opposition fall to the floor in a heap, Rondon takes credit for his quick thinking aswell!

Coming back to Albion more specifically he also had words of praise for head coach Tony Pulis as well.

‘The manager puts a lot of time into his tactics and he is very keen on being solid. He studies world football to see how different teams do different things. In training he will look at ways to beat opponents but he will also show us what we have done wrong and what we could have done better. That kind of approach is really helping me improve and hopefully I will keep improving if I continue to work hard. We have kept six clean sheets this season because every single player is working hard and knows his defensive duties.’

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