Sadiq Umar scored his first goal in over a year and eighty-four days after a damage to his anterior cruciate ligament last year.
Super Eagles striker, Sadiq Umar Mesbah, has expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Real sociedad after scoring against Sevilla yesterday, Soccernet.ng reports.
Sadiq, 26, prior to yesterday’s game, hadn’t found the back of the net since he suffered a cruciate ligament damage to his knee last summer, keeping him out of action for the entire season.
Since the start of the new season, the ex-Roma striker had featured for his club on fourteen occasions, but still struggled in front of goal.
After scoring a wondergoal against Sevilla last night, the player got a congratulatory gift from Sergio Ramos and went ahead to thank everyone that helped him get through his tough times.
Sadiq celebrated his great goal with his starting teammates, first, but he immediately went to the bench , because he was clear about his dedication.
“I thank all the people at Real, the physios, the doctors, coaches, teammates, all the people with whom I have worked day after day. This goal is for them. It’s a very important goal for me, I needed it after a year,” the Super Eagles striker said in quotes revealed by Marca.
The former Almeria man was relieved to have found the back of the net, and it would prove to be a confidence boost to fuel his fight for the starting spot following the return of Mikel Oyarzabal and the signing of André Silva.