Dara O'Shea scored his first goal for West Brom on Sunday. The Ireland U21 international stooped to head home Kamil Grosicki's corner in the 84th minute and put his side up 2-0 against Millwall. The result saw West Brom take a four-point lead at the top of the Championship.
“I can’t put it into words," the 20-year-old told the West Brom website.
“It’s been a mad couple of weeks for me and even getting into the team was a huge thing for me and a dream come true.
“To score my first goal… I’ve always dreamt of it but I never thought it would actually come. I’m buzzing but the main thing was to get the win here in tough conditions and to try and, I suppose, get a run going again.
“I didn’t actually know I’d scored. I knew I’d got a good connection and that it was going towards the goal but I kind of looked around in disbelief that it had gone in. But then I saw the lads celebrating so I couldn't believe it. My girlfriend was here today too so that was nice."
— Dara O'Shea (@dara_oshea_) February 9, 2020
The Dubliner, who made his senior debut for the club this season, has started the last three games at right-back.
"It was definitely one of our best performances this season and these are the kind that win leagues," he continued.
"We knew what we had to do today and we knew the conditions and pitch weren’t great, we knew what a tough side Millwall are as well. But we started the game bright and the second half too which really set the tone.
"It wasn’t one of the easiest games today but I quite enjoy these games because it shows everyone’s character when we pull through. The wind wasn’t great but what can you do? It was the same for Millwall but we came out better."
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