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Etete: 'An indescribable feeling'

Match-winner reacts to Youth Cup success

20 October 2018

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Kion Etete says he can’t describe how good it feels to have scored the last-gasp winner which put Notts' Under 18s through to the second round of the FA Youth Cup.

The 16-year-old netted both goals in the 2-1 victory over Walsall at the Banks’s Stadium on Friday night to earn his side the victory.

And he says he can't describe the emotions he felt after making the decisive impact with so little time remaining.

“I can’t explain how good it feels to have grabbed the winner at the death,” said the striker.

“It’s unbelievable and everyone was ecstatic in the changing rooms afterwards.

“We knew we had to keep pushing for another goal and when the board went up to signal the added time we all stayed positive and worked together which paid off.”

The two goals couldn’t have been more different – the first showing incredible technical ability, with the second displaying his predatory instincts.

And Etete said on both occasions the only thing in his mind was beating the goalkeeper.

He explained: “The first one was a knock-down which broke nicely for me and I just thought ‘put this in the back of the net’ - and that's where it went.

“For the winner I anticipated that Owen Betts would play the pass into the area for me to get my head on it, and my only thought was to get it across the goalkeeper.”

Etete made his first-team debut recently as a substitute during the Checkatrade Trophy clash with Newcastle Under 21s and feels the time he has been spending with Harry Kewell’s squad has served him well.

He added: “My time with the men’s team was really good because I was playing with and against more experienced players.

“I think it’s helped me to develop quite a lot and adjusted my mindset going into matches.”

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