Nigerian Striker Brown Ideye Speaks On His First Goal For Malaga

Nigerian striker Brown Ideye scored in the first half in his side’s 2-1 defeat to Valencia in La Liga on Saturday and was voted man of the match by Malaga fans.

The 29-year-old opened the scoring for Malaga in the 27th minute but was not enough as Valencia replied with two goals to win he game.

Malaga confirmed the Nigerian as the fans man of the match when they posted a picture of the Nigerian on their official Twitter account.

He said, “It’s very sad to lose a match like this. For me it is very difficult, because the team is not in a situation to lose a match in this way.”

Ideye however admitted the bitter and sweet feeling after scoring but his team still lost the game.

“On the one hand I’m happy, but on the other, sad. It’s positive for me to have scored my first goal for my team, but unfortunately we were defeated.” He said

He was also optimistic about the chances of Malaga escaping relegation as there are still 15 matches to go after the defeat to Valencia.

He said, “I say to the fans that we’ll never give up and hope they will continue supporting us and spurring us on. I understand that these are tough times for us, but I think everything will get better. There are 15 matches remaining and it’s possible to move up.”

 Ideye’s goal was his first since he joined Malaga on loan from Chinese outfit TiajinTeda, without any points from the game,Malaga are still rooted the bottom to the bottom of the Spanish League.

Ideye and fellow Malaga new signing Success Isaac had previously lost a relegation battle to compatriot Ogehenekaro Etebo’s Las Palmas.

Ideye spoke to the club after being elected as man of the match, and he reflected on the outcome of the game.

He said, “It’s very sad to lose a match like this. For me it is very difficult, because the team is not in a situation to lose a match in this way.”

Ideye however admitted the bitter and sweet feeling after scoring but his team still lost the game.

“On the one hand I’m happy, but on the other, sad. It’s positive for me to have scored my first goal for my team, but unfortunately we were defeated.” He said

He was also optimistic about the chances of Malaga escaping relegation as there are still 15 matches to go after the defeat to Valencia.

He said, “I say to the fans that we’ll never give up and hope they will continue supporting us and spurring us on. I understand that these are tough times for us, but I think everything will get better. There are 15 matches remaining and it’s possible to move up.”

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