Nigeria global, Mikel Agu, has expressed his pride at enjoying his first Portuguese Primeira Liga game for Vitoria Setubal on Sunday since he rejoined the membership as a loanee from FC Porto, and has vowed to help the modest team to get even higher with extra games under his belt, Completesportsnigeria.com stories.
The Super Eagles midfielder used to be on for all of 90mins in Setubal’s 1-1 draw away at Vitoria Guimares’ Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques and posted a very good efficiency for his team.
Speaking solely to Completesportsnigeria.com, Agu defined the cause of his behind schedule league debut after creating a time limit day transfer from guardian membership FC Porto.
“It was good to be on the pitch again, and I feel I’m gradually getting back to my best. It wasn’t an easy game because we played against a very good side. On my part, I think I had a decent game considering the fact that I have been away from playing for so long,” Agu informed CSN.
“My league debut used to be behind schedule as a result of I were given right here on switch time limit day, and the follwoing week used to be the global wreck, so there used to be no membership action.
“After the break, I played for Setubal in a Cup game against CD Nacional, Ibrahim Alhassan’s team, and the game ended 3-3. The following week was a league game against FC Porto but I was ineligible to play against them. So, here we are. Hopefully, I can keep things going like this,” Agu mentioned.
Nuno Valente’s closing minute goal secured some extent for Setubal after the home facet had taken the lead within the 61st minute thru Yodan Osorio however the spotlight of the game for Agu used to be his yellow card a minute from half-time.
He defined: “My yellow card resulted from a marvel counterattack. We had been urgent for a goal after they abruptly broke away and the player used to be so good as a result of he drove the ball smartly into my entrance and I used to be left and not using a selection than to both foul him and save the team or permit him break out to attain.
“The decision was made almost without thinking, but I guessed it saved us a lot of trouble afterwards and probably gave us the chance to get anything from the game.”
It used to be Agu’s 2nd spell at Setubal, the previous membership of past due Nigerian scoring legend Rashidi Yekini, and the 25 year previous claims he’s happy to be again.
He mentioned: “It used to be a excellent choice for me to come back right here and with extra games, I will be able to hit my easiest shape.
“For me, it used to be a excellent feeling to put on the Setubal jersey once more as a result of I had numerous excellent reminiscences from the 2016 season once I closing performed right here. I will be able to like to recreate the similar this season,
however l truly want to paintings arduous.”
Having made his league debut, Agu is now excited about serving to his team, recently positioned 14th within the league desk, to complete as prime as imaginable.
“The plan is to get into the team and, having done that, my target is now to help Setubal to be the best we can by going as far as we can in the league and also the cup competition. Who says we cannot win the Cup?,” he concluded.
Setubal’s subsequent game is at home in opposition to Moreirense FC on October sixth.
1-0: Osorio (62 ‘)
1-1: Nuno Valente (90 ‘+ 4’)
VITORIA GUIMARÃES: Douglas; Sacko, Osorio, Pedrão, Rafa Soares, Akaso, André André (Celis, 82 ‘), Tozé, Ola John (Tyler Boyd 73 ‘), Guedes, Davidson (M. Oliveira, 90’).
Coach: Luíz Castro
VITORIA SETÚBAL: Joel Pereira; Mano, Dankler, Vasco Fernandes, Nuno Pinto, Mikel, Semedo (Nuno Valente, 85 ‘), Hildeberto, Éber Bessa (Valdu Té, 69 ‘), Costinha (Alex, 81’), Mendy.
Coach: Lito Vidigal