Match-winner Victor Adeboyejo says he is grateful to be given opportunities to impress after coming from the bench to put Preston North End to the sword on Tuesday evening.
The Reds forward was introduced just after the hour mark at Oakwell and made an instant impact with his physical style of play too much for the visiting backline to handle before he eventually curled home a magnificent strike ten minutes from time.
“Shout out to Cauley because he didn’t shoot that time and wanted to slide me in,” began Adeboyejo. “The boys played well throughout the game and, coming on as a sub, you know that you want to inject a bit of life into the way we’ve been performing and there was a chance to do that for us, so it was nice to come on and get the winner.”
Adeboyejo has made quite the impression since Valérien Ismaël took charge at the end of October and has shown that clinical finishing that everyone at the club knows he possesses, adding to his goal at Derby County in wonderful fashion against Preston.
But the 22-year-old remains humble and insists that if it wasn’t him it could be any number of the players within our talented squad to be given the chance and help the team continue this positive momentum.
“The manager has spoken to the squad and said we need the whole team, so everyone is ready to go and put in a performance,” he asserted. “If it wasn’t me it probably would have been someone else the way we’re all willing and ready to come on and make a difference. So I’m thankful to be the one to come on and score a goal.”
You can watch Victor’s post-match interview on iFollow Barnsley.