Udinese man reveals goal against Milan carried extra meaning: “I was really a big fan”

By Oliver Fisher -

Udinese defender Destiny Udogie has revealed that his goal against AC Milan earlier in the year carried a bit of extra meaning for him.

Udogie was the man who got Udinese’s equaliser in the 66th minute of the game at San Siro back in February. A throw into the box was not properly dealt with and Deulofeu’s deflected shot looped up to Pereyra who hooked it back across goal where Destiny Udogie was waiting to bundle in from close range.

There were a lot of appeals for a handball at the time with the Rossoneri players believing that he used his arm before scoring but they were waved away. VAR chief Guida deemed the goal to be within the rules, though, and referee Marchetti’s initial decision stood but this has since been labelled as an incorrect decision.

Udogie was interviewed by The Italian Football Podcast and was asked about what it meant to score the equalising goal against the Rossoneri, with his comments relayed by MilanNews.

“I grew up watching Milan, I was really a big fan. Ronaldinho was my favourite player, I started following the Rossoneri because of him, for his skills, for how he played. He made everything seem so easy, I loved watching him play, made me fall in love with football,” he said.

“It was a great feeling to score against Milan this year, in a stadium as big and with an immense history as San Siro. It was very nice. Was it a handball? No, it didn’t hit my hand.”

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  1. Puts the ball in the net with his hand against a club he claims he supported, don’t think so buddy. True Milan fan would never do the club dirty like that.

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