Finn Azaz

Azaz's MK Dons Reaction

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When asked what he thought about the 2,600-strong travelling Green Army at MK Dons, Finn Azaz kept his response brief, and to the point.

“I thought we were at home,” he said, with a grin.

Azaz certainly made himself at home at Stadium MK popping up to assist Morgan Whittaker’s opening goal, then laying on a pass which led to Bali Mumba setting Niall Ennis for the Pilgrims’ second.

Azaz then made two goals for himself, twice pinching the ball from MK as they played the ball at the back, and both times calmly stroking home after bearing down on goal.

Between Finn’s brace, Milton Keynes got a goal back after being 3-0 down at half-time, but when Azaz scored Argyle’s fourth after an hour the game was as good as over.

In a game in which he shone, Finn was fine with sharing credit for the result and performance, citing a well-executed game plan as a key factor in the win.

Speaking to Argyle TV, Finn said: “I was buzzing to get goals like that, but I didn’t put the majority of the work in, I just finished them off. The credit goes to the pressers really – and the game plan.

“We’ve got such a strong mentality, It doesn’t matter who we are playing. We’re going to have a game plan, but the core mentality is going to be there against every team. We go into every game with a self-belief that we can beat anyone.

“We try to do that every week. We’ve got the legs, we’ve got the energy, we’re a young team – and we’ve got the mentality to go and press teams. We tried to do that today, and we got rewarded. There are games where we haven’t been, but today we were.”

The two strikes against MK Dons takes Finn onto five goals for the season, with Ennis and Whittaker’s also taking their tallies to five. Curiously, Sam Cosgrove and Ryan Hardie are on the same league tally, with Hardie having scored twice in cup action also.

The quintet of players on a quintet of goals is unusual, but welcomed. This four-goal haul means Argyle have scored 28 goals in their 14 league fixtures, making them the highest goalscorers in the EFL.

“We’ve got five players on at least five goals, everyone is happy with that,” said Azaz. “It’s keeping us hungry. It gets rotated and it keeps everyone on it, keeps everyone driven.

“I was brought in to score goals. It’s an aim in every single game, but if I can contribute in other ways – I got an assist, and I played the ball to Bali for Niall’s goal – that’s rewarding as well. As long as we are winning games, and everyone’s playing well, I’m happy.”

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