Ryan Seager was delighted to grab a key goal in the Under-21 Premier League Cup final, which Saints won with a 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers at St Mary’s on Monday.
Top scorer Seager grabbed the first goal of the night just after half-time when he seized on a loose ball inside the area to curl an arching strike into the corner of the net, and it was one that the 19 year-old was rightly proud of.
“I think that was one of the best goals I’ve scored in my life purely for the importance of it,” he told youtube.com/southamptonfc after the game.
“We couldn’t have won it with a better eleven players on the pitch and the substitutes, and the staff and everyone who has been in the squad throughout. It’s been amazing.
“I’ve never scored before in a cup final before with Southampton and it just feels amazing.
“To win a trophy with someone like Macca [Jason McCarthy] who we’ve been here together since we were seven or eight, is the best feeling ever.”
Seager was substituted just before the game headed into extra-time, and the frontman confessed to feeling nervous at that stage before Sam Gallagher fired in the winner shortly into the additional half an hour.
“That was the longest 30 minutes of my life,” he admitted, “but I was just so happy to see us dig it out and win.
“The character spurred us on in extra-time, and when Sammy G put that one in I was just buzzing for him and the team.”