Nigerian striker Jerry Mbakogu was delighted to score his first-ever goal in Serie A at the weekend, which proved to be the match winne...
"The goal? I've waited so patiently, I'm really happy. The first time you never forget, is a day that will be in my mind. The most important thing is the victory, regardless of who scored,” the 23-year-old striker told his club’s website.
"We must make sacrifice for the team and play for each other.
"Last year I beat the rigours and I've always scored. Zaccardo asked me if I felt like taking the kick and I said yes. It was an opportunity to score my first goal, a little 'tension was there, but I was calm and I was able to score."
He added: "This victory is the right path for our survival. It was a tough game because we played against a team who are used to this stage, we shouldn't expect an easy win, but we will play more and to score points. We won with the heart."
The 23 year old is one of the hottest properties in Italian football, and is targeting a call - up to the Super Eagles after committing his international future to Nigeria despite living in Italy for the past ten years.He scored 15 goals last season to lead Carpi to Serie A