Peterborough United midfielder Davide Petrucci described his match-changing goal against Leicester City today (February 9) as one of the greatest moments of his life.
And the 21-year-old Italian, who is on loan from Manchester United, reckons he knew Posh would topple a team chasing a sixth straight Championship win 24 hours before kick-off!
Petrucci now believes this 2-1 win will give Posh the confidence to climb out of relegation trouble. Posh remain bottom of the table, but they have cut the gap to safety to four points and they have a game in hand over the three teams immediately above them.
Petrucci, who had suffered a poor start to his Posh career before today, said: “I spoke to my family and friends yesterday and told them all that we would win.
“I really fancied our chances. We had trained really well and I could tell that everyone looked in great form.
“I have started slowly here. My first two matches were no so good, but the Championship was different to anything I had experienced before and it was a case of getting up to pace.
“But I have worked hard on my game and my fitness and today I felt more at home. I enjoyed the game. And the goal? Well that was one of the best feelings I have ever experienced in my life.
“I knew when I hit it that it was going into the back of the net. I was so happy at that moment and even happier when we scored a winning goal as well.
“I was confident when the ball dropped to me that I could score as a few minutes before I had hit a good shot with my left foot that was going in until it hit (Wes) Morgan.
“It’s a great result for us. We showed the quality and the character needed to get out of the bottom three.
“I am confident we will escape. I’m not saying it wille moving to be easy, but if we can play like this we will win many more games.”
Petrucci is on loan at Posh from Old Trafford until the end of the season. He was with AS Roma before moving to Manchester, but he suffered a serious injury which kept him out of the game for two years.
Petrucci equalised a Ben Marshall goal, 16 minutes from time, before midfield partner Grant McCann grabbed a winner in the 89th minute.