Galatasaray forward Henry Onyekuru has chosen his title-winning strike against Istanbul Basaksehir as the most memorable goal in his career.
During his first loan spell in Turkey from Everton, the Nigeria international helped the Lions clinch their 22nd top-flight title in the 2018-19 campaign.
Onyekuru’s 64th-minute winner completed the comeback for Fatih Terim’s side at the Turk Telekom Stadium after Sofiane Feghouli cancelled out their rivals’ opener.
Galatasaray relived memories of the game on social media this week and the 22-year-old has reacted by explaining his celebrations and how goalkeeper Fernando Muslera inspired him in that encounter.
“I will not forget the goal I scored against Basaksehir throughout my career,” Onyekuru told the club website.
“I was very happy, when you look at the photos, you can see how I ran to the fans. Everyone was very happy. They were shouting, cheering and saying “CimBomBom”. It was an amazing feeling for me.
“After Sofiane Feghouli’s equaliser, Fernando Muslera said to me, “Okay, brother. Now it’s your time. Do not worry and forget about the goal not counted; Forced until the end, luck will come to you.
”I also received great trust from him. I had teammates were twice, three times champions in other clubs, but that was very special for me. In fact, I felt it even in the warm-up section that day. I was ready to give all my concentration, my full capacity. We were playing at home. We had fans who supported us incredibly from the very beginning. It was incredible. Thank God we did it.”
Source: News update