DRC striker Afobe relieved after scoring first Wolves goal

DRC striker Afobe relieved after scoring first Wolves goal
Benik Afobe

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Mar 10, 2018. 11:30

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) international Benik Afobe is a relieved man after scoring his first goal for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The striker scored Wolves' third goal as they beat Leeds United 3-0 in an English Championship match at the Elland Road on Wednesday.

Afobe joined the club on a short-term loan deal from English Premier League side AFC Bournemouth during the January Transfer Window.

"It's the best feeling. Whether it's your first goal or your 100th goal, it's the best feeling," Afobe told Express & Star.
"As a forward, you dream about scoring goals, especially when it's at a club that you love, on the telly and a goal that killed Leeds off.

Before facing Leeds, Afobe had failed to score in five appearances for Wolves, who are sitting at the top of the Championship standings.

"We were under the cosh a little bit, we saw with the Norwich game we were 2-0 up and ending up drawing. The goal was for the fans, for the manager for having faith in me and for myself and my teammates," he continued.

"I probably should have scored two or three goals already. I was thinking about it too much – I was getting into positions and thinking here it is, the first goal, and it didn't come. I thought to myself this week I've trained well and focused on doing things that come natural to me.

"When you're more natural with a lot of focus, it happens. The keeper came out and I didn't have to think twice. I finished it like the confident striker I am and I believed I was going to score on Wednesday, whether I was going to play five minutes or 90, I knew I was going to score," he added.

"We're human at the end of the day. The best players in the world go through a few games where they don't score and start missing chances that you never think they'd miss. It's a relief to score my first goal but this is about the team."

Afobe is in his second stint with Wolves, who sold him to Bournemouth midway through the 2015/16 season.




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