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Super Eagles forward reveals who inspired back-heel goal

Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Dennis said he’s happy to score a replica of Luis Suarez’s goal against Real Mallorca recently.

The FC Brugge forward left Michellen goalkeeper Thoelen stranded with a back-heel goal, similar to Luis Suarez’s effort for Barcelona in a 5-2 win over Mallorca in Camp Nou.

Speaking with the club’s website moments after the game noted it was a dream come true for him to finally net the goal, having admired that of Suarez.

“I had seen that super goal from Suarez with Barcelona last weekend. And I thought to myself: I should try that too.

“If that also succeeds, then you are naturally very happy. I really didn’t know if I was offside or not, but when the ref pointed to the center circle after the VAR intervened, I was naturally overjoyed.

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“The coach congratulated me on my goal afterward and that is also a good sign,” he said

Dennis has netted seven times for the Belgian topflight leaders this campaign and was invited into the Super Eagles squad for the friendly match against Ukraine and AFCON 2021 qualifiers back in October.


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