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Afobe speaks after bagging brace

Hear from Saturday's two-goal man...

2 August 2021

Benik Afobe is enjoying his time at Millwall - and can't wait to get the Sky Bet Championship ball rolling this Saturday at Queens Park Rangers.

The striker scored two goals in The Lions' 3-0 pre-season friendly win against Ipswich Town at Portman Road last Saturday - Jed Wallace with the other - and the Stoke City loanee was pleased with his team's display.

"We've had a lot of games in this pre-season but the last one always feels like the real one," he told millwallfc.co.uk. "We've played at a good stadium, against a good team on a good pitch, and to get three goals and a clean sheet is a good way to finish."

Afobe had a previous loan spell in SE16 prematurely ended by an unfortunate long-term injury in 2013, but the 28-year-old went on to explain just how much enjoyment he is getting from his second spell with the club.

"I've played for a fair amount of teams and this is right up there. All the lads are great, I could honestly go for dinner with any of them. I know the gaffer and the staff from before, too. It's been really enjoyable - I came here to enjoy my football again, but also to have a go and bring my experience of this level.

"I think they're also enjoying having me here. Long may that continue and hopefully we'll have a good season.

"I feel fresh and I feel good. This team is one of the fittest in the League and we haven't had many injuries, so we're all ready."

Click play on the video above to hear in full from Benik Afobe.


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