Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis says his goals against Real Madrid and Manchester United are the highlights of his 2019/20 campaign.
The young striker hugged the headlines in October after bagging a brace against Real Madrid in a Champions League group stage fixture, that ended 2-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 22-year-old also scored a goal in a Europa League round of 32 first leg tie against Manchester United in February following his team’s demotion to the UEFA second tier club competition.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports News, the Nigeria international said;
“Against Manchester United was a highlight,”
“Madrid is a big team, the best in the world, but I was disappointed because I wanted us to win and we drew. I wanted those three points.”
“I was happy because I was speaking with friends and they said ‘imagine you play against Real Madrid’. I said I’m going to score and I’m going to do the Ronaldo celebration and they were like ‘what, are you sure?’ and I said ‘yeah’, so we bet.”
“I was excited to score and do the celebration, I was very happy that day. But I was happier after a few weeks, I was on my phone and I saw the picture of my celebration and I thought ‘you scored in Madrid’, the excitement came after a few weeks. It was crazy.
“My brother is a Manchester United fan, a crazy one, he’s always angry when they lose. So then I played against them and scored and he said ‘OK, I’m proud of you’.”
After Club Brugge was crowned the Belgian Pro League champions on Friday, the Super Eagles star said he learnt about his team’s triumph on social media due to the lockdown in the country.
“I was at my friends’, we were playing ping pong,” he continued.
“I saw somebody tagged me in something and I went to look, I said to my friend, ‘go and check’, and he said ‘yeah, you’re champions, congratulations.”
“It’s a strange way [to win], but that’s life.”
“Normally we would have a party but that’s not possible right now so what I’m going to do is stay home with my friends and girlfriend and just drink some champagne.”