'I don't follow history' - Southampton loanee Onuachu admits he had no idea he set a record 

Published: October 01, 2023
'I don't follow history' - Southampton loanee Onuachu admits he had no idea he set a record 

By scoring for the third game in a row in Trabzonspor's 2-1 win against Turkish Super Lig new boys Pendikspor on Saturday, Southampton loanee Paul Onuachu entered into the history books as the first Trabzonspor player to score a goal in his first three Super Lig matches after the 2007-2008 season. 


The Nigeria international admitted shortly after the game at Papara Park (Trabzon) that he had no idea that he set a new record after his third minute strike. 


Onuachu opened the scoring with a trademark bullet header after a corner was swung in from the right-hand side by Anastasios Bakasetas - his second headed goal in three games.


At the post-match press conference, the FC Ebedei product said he was in the dark over the record and refused to set a goal target for the season. 


When quizzed about his historic goal, Onuachu responded: "For me, I don't follow history, I don't know about this, of course you guys know. I try to help the team and make the fans happy, I am really happy for the team and the individual performance.


"All the teams I have played I always said I'm definitely going to score some goals but I don't really set a target for numbers so I just take it as it comes and see how it goes.

"Like I said I'm going to score some goals but I never give numbers".


Onuachu underlined that the Super Lig is tough and acknowledged that the promoted side they faced on Saturday put up a fight.


"It's a tough league, you could see the team we played today. They came up last season and you could see how good they play so any team can beat any team here. 


"The derby games, as a football player, those are the games you're looking forward to play. We are going to fight and take every team seriously," he concluded. 


The last time Onuachu scored for three games in a row was in November 2022 in his final months as a player of Racing Genk.




Ifeanyi Emmanuel 



Photo Credit: trabzonspor.org.tr



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