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I had to stay sharp in my reading of the game, says Philip Adjah

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KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club striker Philip Adjah Tetteh has expressed huge delight after guiding Black Panthers to a 2-1 win over East Bengal on Tuesday at Saltlake Stadium

Adjah’s (87′ & 90+4′) late brace ensured Black Panthers sealed the points in the Calcutta Premier Division ‘A’ clash after East Bengal took the lead through Johnny Acosta (12′).

Speaking after the match, An elated Adjah – who was signed by Mohammedan just a few weeks back – says he is happy to have scored and that the goals will remain in his memories forever.

“It’s always feels good when you score, but when you score twice that too against a strong opponent like East Bengal it’s something special.” Adjah said.

“I always aim to score, but then again, for me the team’s success is more important than individual goals. I am happy to make a contribution as long as we get maximum points. The supporters have been waiting for this win. They are happy and enjoying the win,” he continued.

Adjah, who came on in the second-half as a replacement for Princewill Emeka, revealed that he used his time on the bench to assess the opposition if he were to be called upon.

“As a new player in any game, more especially when you are on the bench, there are many things that go through your mind. I had to stay calm and focused because when people see a new name on the list, there is an expectation that you must do well when you get the chance. I had to stay sharp in my reading of the game, just in case I came on. Coaches and teammates played a big role in making me mentally ready for this game,” the Ghanaian added.

The striker also shed some light his bizarre goal celebration, in which he appeared to be mimicking a dog urinating.

“I don’t plan goal celebration. I do whatever comes to mind.” he explained.

 

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