Belgium teen sensation of Ghanaian descent Jeremy Doku says he feels ‘blessed’ to have scored his first goal in his debut start for Belgium’s senior national team in their UEFA Nations League 5-1 demolishing of Iceland on Tuesday.
The 19-year old winger who was handed a starting berth in the game by Roberto Martinez, grabbed his first goal for the Red Devils in the 80th-minute mark.
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi scored a brace with Axel Witsel and Dries Martens scoring one each to give Belgium at emphatic 5-1 win over Iceland at the King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Hólmbert Aron Friðjónsson, scored the only consolation goal for Iceland in the 10the minute.
Doku who snubbed Ghana to represent the Red Devils, took to Twitter to express joy after grabbing his first goal and hopes to score more in future.
— Jeremy Doku (@JeremyDoku) September 9, 2020
Doku further tells Doku afterwards at Het Nieuwsblad that “During the meeting I suddenly saw my name on the board. That gave me a lot of emotions. In the beginning it took some searching. I didn’t know how to walk. I was not myself, but I grew in the match. Sprinting, knocking out a man and scoring with a place ball: this was a dream goal. I already looked at the images and will watch them again. Even if everything had been even better with the audience “,
He added that “Some said I was too young for this selection and that I did not deserve this. Well, this was my answer. I know how to use my speed. Even though I realize myself. not quite what happened to me,”