The West Bromwich Albion forward has had a mixed campaign to date.
The 26-year-old arrived at The Hawthorns in the summer with a big reputation having scored regularly at former clubs Zenit St. Petersburg, Rubin Kazan and Malaga, but he has struggled for consistency at West Brom.
Last night’s winner in the FA Cup third round replay was Rondon’s first goal since 31 October and he was clearly relieved to end his scoring drought and fire West Brom into the fourth round of the competition in the process.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, the £12.5million signing said, “It’s been difficult because of the price tag that was on me.
“The English league is difficult, but I am very happy because it has been a long time since I scored and it makes me happy after all the work I have been doing.”
Rondon has made 21 appearances for West Brom this season and with Saido Berahino’s future still in doubt the Venezuela international will be tasked with scoring the goals for Tony Pulis’s side this season and beyond.
The Baggies are currently 13th in the league, six points clear of the relegation zone, and their next match is a huge local derby against bottom club Aston Villa this weekend.