Fulham attacker Dempsey: My goals always come in waves

Fulham attacker Clint Dempsey was delighted with his treble in victory over Newcastle United.

Fulham attacker Clint Dempsey was delighted with his treble in victory over Newcastle United.

Saturday's hat-trick was Dempsey's second in as many games at Craven Cottage, having netted a treble against Charlton in the FA Cup third round earlier this month.

The treble was the first by an American in the Barclays Premier League and comes during a purple patch for Dempsey.

"They seem to come in waves goals," he said.

"I'm just trying to keep working hard and keep enjoying the moment while I can because sooner or later they dry up a little bit on you.

"Hopefully I can continue with this form as long as I can because one of my favourite parts of the game is scoring goals.

"I always want to better myself and do better than the year before.

"So far I [have been] able to do that this season. Last season I had 13 in all competitions, now I have 15 in all competitions.

"I have nine in the league, last season I had 12 in the league so hopefully I can do better than 12 in the league.

"But I'm happy with the way things are going and hopefully I can keep putting the ball in the back of the net."

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