Noni Madueke: “Delighted to score on my comeback”

Noni Madueke: “Delighted to score on my comeback”

PSV claimed a 3-1 victory against Fortuna Sittard on Sunday afternoon, thanks to Eran Zahavi’s first-half brace and substitute Noni Madueke’s 87th minute thunderbolt. Roger Schmidt will now start preparing for Sunday’s clash Feyenoord in the Philips Stadion. Madueke expressed delight and relief after returning to action from injury. “I’m happy to be back”, he said after the game.

Madueke is delighted to be back
The English forward, who turns 19 on Wednesday, was sidelined with injury the past few weeks. “I picked up an injury at an awkward moment in the season, with so many big games scheduled to take place. It is hard to come back, but I’m delighted to have returned to action and fortunately we will play some big games shortly”, said Madueke, referring to Sunday’s game at home to Feyenoord and the visit to AZ a week later. 

Madueke scored a trademark goal for PSV in the closing stages, making sure of all three points. “It was a great goal and I am glad I have been able to help the team today”, he said, after seeing a replay of his goal. “Scoring a goal and winning the match. This is awesome. We will do our very best to finish as high in the league as possible.”

Dumfries thinks PSV deserved the win
PSV captain Denzel Dumfries thought his team had thoroughly deserved the win. “We created plenty of chances to score more than two goals in the first half and kill off the game before the interval. We were sloppy at times after the break and were made to work hard to cling on for victory”, said Dumfries, who praised Madueke’s stunning goal. “He swivelled past a few defenders, created some space to set up a strike from 20 yards out that flew into the top corner. What a goal!”, concluded Dumfries.