Sports News Thu, 28 Oct 2021

The coach believed in me, I didn't want to prove him wrong - Felix Afena-Gyan after Serie A debut

Youngster Felix Afena-Gyan thanked AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho for handing him his senior professional debut in their Serie A 2-1 win at Cagliari and says: "I didn't want to prove him wrong."

The 18-year-old was subbed on early in the second half as the Giallorossi searched for an equalizer after going 1-0 down.

He replaced Mathias Vina.

Afena-Gyan flanked Tammy Abraham in attack for the remainder of the game and operated from the left.

Roma equalized through Roger Ibanez and captain Lorenzo Pellegrini drilled in a superb free-kick for the match-winner.

"First of all, I will like to say thank you to Roma and everyone for the opportunity they gave me. I am very happy," he told AS Roma TV.

"The coach believed in me that's why he sent me to the field and due to that, I didn't want to prove him wrong or prove myself wrong."

"So I need to work hard and have a strong mentality and give my best on the field to support the team."

Source: ghanasoccernet.com
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