Adiele Eriugo is not resting on the laurels of his impressive performance against Remo Stars, but the youngster is keen on working hard to help Enyimba win big at the NPFL Championship Playoff.
The gangly forward opened the scoring in Saturday’s four goals thriller as the People’s People’s Elephant settled for a 2-2 draw against Remo Stars in the battle for the NPFL crown.
The 60th minute strike was his first ever top flight goal, and Eriugo, who only got promoted to the Enyimba first team at the beginning of the season, understands the need to push himself for more.
“First of all I must say a big thank you to the coach for trusting me enough to start in such a big game,” the youngster began.
“When I was told that I was going to start, I was happy because it is the kind of opportunity that I have been praying for. Playing in such a big game is never easy but as a professional you have to be ready for the big occasion.
“I am happy I finally scored my first goal in the NPFL because that has been my prayer since the day I made my debut. I wish we won the game because that would have made it more special for me.
“I have been looking back at the game and my performance, and I know the areas I need to improve. The coaches have also been talking with me and what I can do as a young player is to listen to them because they are my teachers.”