Patson Daka reflects on Disallowed Goal
By Mercy Chewe
Chipolopolo striker Patson Daka was left disappointed when what could have been his debut goal for Leicester City was ruled out for offside in the Europa League 2-2 against Napoli at home.
Daka’s 59th minute goal was cancelled by VAR on his full debut.
He played 71 minutes at King Power Stadium.
“I feel disappointed. It was almost a dream come true for me.I was really out of words, like I was lost in the moment. I was overwhelmed, I was happy,” Daka told the club TV.
“Just immediately when I saw the referee waiting on VAR I just knew that there was little chance for me to get the goal. I didn’t know that I was offside so I was waiting for him (referee) to start the game and I just saw him waiting and I knew that something wasn’t right.”
“I was really disappointed that I didn’t get my first goal for the club,” he said.
Daka said the disallowed goal has motivated him.
“It is a positive thing for me. It was just unfortunate that the goal didn’t count but it gives me a lot of confidence going forward knowing that I still have a lot of opportunities to come. I know where the goal is,” he said.