Albion striker Neal Maupay says a goal is a goal - no matter where you score it from.

Maupay scored one of the easiest goals of his career against Tottenham, when Pascal Gross’ cross was too hot to handle for Hugo Lloris.

The 23-year-old sets his sights on Aston Villa today insisting he would love to score 20 goals like the one against Spurs.

He said: “If I can score 20 goals like that then I don’t mind, a goal is a goal.

“If you score from 50 yards it will still be one goal so, as a striker, you have to be in the box and get ready for opportunities.

“Against Tottenham it was an easy goal, but you have to be ready for it.

“You have to believe that the keeper will make a mistake, the defender will make a mistake as well. It wasn’t hard, but I was there.”

Maupay has notched three goals this season in the Premier League but knows he can score more this season.

He said: “Three goals is not a bad return, but I want more.

“I know I can score a lot more goals and as a striker you always have got to want more because it is what it is.

“There are strikers in this league who will score 20 or 25 or even 30 goals every season and if you want to become a better player, then you need to target that.

“For me, three goals is alright, but I want more so I will do my best, keep working hard and hopefully more goals will come.”

Maupay could find himself starting up front alongside new international Aaron Connolly again today and is not surprised by the teen’s rise.

He said: “Aaron is good to have in a team. He’s a player who can score goals, be a threat and I think not a lot of people knew him before that Spurs game.

“Now they do and for us it is massive to have him in the team.”