Galatasaray of Turkey striker, Henry Onyekuru has put his stunning debut season with the club down to support he gained from his teammates and their fans, which he says also helped him net the winning goal in their decisive match for the Turkish Super Lig title.
Megasportsarena.com reports that Onyekuru was on song for Galatasaray at Turk Telekom Stadium, as his header helped him get his 14th goal of the season and ensured that his team returned from a goal down to beat Istanbul Basaksehir 2-1.
The win on Sunday also meant that Gala successfully defend their title, but Onyekuru admits it was not easy for them to achieve it with a game to spare and complete an impressive domestic double.
Despite dominating the opening quarter of an hour at home, Onyekuru’s side went a goal down after 17 minutes, when Bosnia forward, Riad Bajic put the visitors 1-0 up and top of the Super Lig table.
Onyekuru’s side were denied two penalties by the referee, but they eventually stormed back two minutes after the interval when Algerian forward, Sofiane Feghouli’s overhead kick inside the box made it 1-1.
Gala again had the ball in the net five minutes before the hour, when a back-heeled pass by Onyekuru put Younes Belhanda through, but it was overruled by Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
VAR again stopped Onyekuru even minutes later, when he was adjudged to be offside track for 2-1; but he could not be stopped two minutes later, as he timed his run well and guided his header past the goalkeeper to put his side ahead and clinch the title for his side.
The victory sees Galatasaray clinch the title with a game to spare, of which Onyekuru said had been made sweeter by winning the FA Cup earlier on Wednesday, for his first domestic double as a professional.
Onyekuru, who is on loan from Everton of England, told BBC Sport: “It was a difficult game at home in a charged atmosphere, but very happy to make make history with Galatasaray.
“I thank God for this success and it was only possible because of a great team, the support of everyone here and at Everton as well.
“It’s my first success as a professional and to win a double is like living a dream.”