Nigerian international, Stephen Odey has proclaimed that he has been longing for a UEFA Europa League experience after his debut against AEK Larnaca FC of Nicosia two days ago.
Odey’s team FC Zurich beat AEK Larnaca FC 1-0 away from home on Thursday, 20, September 2018 at the GSP stadium to secure their first three points in the Europa League group stage courtesy of a well taken 61st minute penalty kick scored by Benjamin Kololli.
FCZ put up a defiant display and disturbed the opponent early in the game. The Cypriots were given little room for creativity on the offensive with fast counterattacks.
Odey who was substituted in the 75th minute by Assan Ceesay had a chance to score his first Europa League goal in the 15th minute of the exchange when his effort went centimeters off the post.
The 20 year-old striker said in a chat with Futbalgalore.com, ” I am really excited. I have been waiting all my life for this type of vibe and I am happy it finally came.”
“I thank God for my Europa League debut and most Importantly the team’s away victory and my debut. These are the kind memories I want to savour and I believe that more of it will still come my way,” the explosive striker said.
FC Zurich’s next assignment in the championship on Sunday, September 23, 2018, with an home match against FC Lucerne while the next match in the Europa League will take place on October 4, 2018 against the PFC Ludogorets also in Letzigrund.