West Ham midfielder Grady Diangana is surprised at how well his debut went.
Diangana played his first game for West Ham’s senior team last night and scored two goals in an 8-0 win.
After the game, he told West Ham TV that he is not normally a goal scorer and that he had dreamed of a debut like last night’s but never believed it would happen.
Diangana on debut
Diangana was a breath of fresh air in attacking midfield. The 20-year-old excited the crowd every time he carried the ball forward and he grew in confidence as the game progressed.
With the score at 6-0 and Macclesfield on the ropes, Diangana grabbed his chance to get on the score sheet.
He received the ball from fellow debutant Joe Powell and using his weaker right foot, slotted into the bottom corner.
A few minutes later and he netted again. This time, he raced onto a perfect through ball from Powell and slotted in with his left foot.
Speaking to West Ham TV, Diangana said: “I never thought my debut would be like that. I’ve always dreamed about it, but for it to actually happen, I never really expected it.”
“The first goal I picked up in the middle and I’ve turned, and tried to make space to shoot. I saw Powell and played the one-two, and I shot in with my right.
“For the second I saw the space in behind, Powelly played me in and I was able to just finish. I don’t usually score goals so I’m really happy.”