Samatta: I'd rather be champion than score 100 goals

Samatta: I'd rather be champion than score 100 goals
Fenerbahce's Mbwana Samatta. Image source/credit:

by Staff Reporter

Monday Oct 05, 2020. 13:00

Tanzania international Mbwana Samatta is not getting carried away after inspiring Fenerbahce to a win.

The speedy striker grabbed a brace as the Yellow Canaries secured a 2-1 win over Fatih Karagumruk in the Turkish Super Lig match on Saturday.

It was Samatta’s second match for Fenerbahce since he joined the club from English Premier League side Aston Villa last month.

“Today, I will only talk about the match because the most important for me was today’s game,” Samatta said on the club website.

“I think it’s a very good game. Things got a little difficult for us at the end. But we are happy that we got three points.”

The 27-year-old, who won the 2018/19 Belgian Pro League Golden Boot award, is keen to help the Yellow Canaries win trophies.

“This is most important for us. To continue by winning the matches. This is most important for me. Now we need to focus on the next game,” he added.

“Today, I am very happy to help my team by scoring goals. As a striker, my goal is of course to score. For me, the team is always the most important.

“I would prefer my team to be the champion rather than score a hundred goals. When I score, I’m happy to help my team, but as I said, the most important thing for me is the team.”

Samatta has been included in the Tanzania squad which will face Burundi in an international match later this month.

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