Club Brugge of Belgium attacker, Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure has admitted that he and his teammates will have to work harder in order to scale through Group F in the UEFA Champions League, megasportsarena.com reports.
Although he scored in his side’s opening group stage away victory against Zenit Saint-Petersburg of Russia on Tuesday night, Bonaventure admitted that it is just the beginning and he pledged to keep his feet on the ground and stayed focused, in order to help his side go beyond the group stage this time out.
Brugge will next week welcome Borussia Dortmund of Germany in continuation of the group stage and the in-form striker, who is still relishing and celebrating his first UCL victory in his side’s away win against on Tuesday, thanked his colleague for making it possible.
The two-time capped Super Eagles’ youngster, who last season got a brace away to Real Madrid of Spain in the same competition, admitted that his side will have to work harder in order to scale through the group.
They dropped out last season, but he went on to fired another stunner against Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League same season, but he wants to go further in the UCL this time out.
The former Ukraine-based lad made hay again when he struck in the 63rd minute against Zenit, after he first ensured the ball stayed in play, and Bonaventure’s effort inspired the Belgian champions to a sensational 2-1 win on the road.
He was replaced in the 82nd minute, but that did not take any shine off his feat on the night in Russia, as his side won in breathtaking style and he is still relishing every bit of, yet he posited that they will have to stay on their toes in order to scale through a group that also has SS Lazio of Italy.
Bonaventure, who set the tone for the road win when he fired the Belgian champions ahead after 63 minutes as they went on to win 2-1 in Russia, added: “I am very happy with this victory. It’s the first time I have won in the Champions League myself. It was a big team performance.
“Everybody gives everything all the time, has a lot of energy and we saw that. I said that I only score goals against the big teams but that was a joke. I’m there to score goals anyway. We need to keep working hard in this group and then anything can happen.”