New Leicester City star Joe Dodoo has revealed his delight at his phenomenal first team debut for the Foxes in last night's emphatic 4-1 win over Bury at Gigg Lane, in comments appearing in the Guardian.
The 20-year-old forward caught the eye in the second round fixtures as he went from an unexpected starter to a hero for the visiting side, even catching the eye of Leicester legend Gary Lineker on Twitter.
“It’s amazing. I could never have thought this was going to happen. It’s an amazing day,” Dodoo is quoted as saying by the Guardian after the match.
“I have to thank the manager and the players for helping me through the game. The manager gave me an opportunity and a lot of them just talked me through the game … but it’s an amazing feeling. Really amazing.”
Dodoo's first effort was a particularly impressive strike, and understandably left Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri equally as happy with his young forward. It ensured an impressive unbeaten start for the Italian as he quickly settles into his new role.
“I am very happy with him. He deserved to show his quality and tonight made a very good job of it,” said the former Chelsea boss.
“I watched him once with the young players and he scored three goals. I wanted to play with wingers. I put him on the right and it was a good choice. It was a fantastic performance.”
It wasn't a surprise after the match to hear that Bury boss David Flitcroft was interested in looking into the loan signing of Dodoo, despite the youngster putting his side to the sword.
"Forget his ability, I love his character.
"I love the way he did his work, went about his work and celebrated his goal. He feels the emotion of football and he looks a real threat."
It will be interesting to see whether Ranieri finds a place in his first team squad for the youngster this season, or is open to Dodoo heading out on loan. If it is the latter, then there may be many other interested parties aside from Bury.