Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci comments on his two-goal heroics and his future

Mirco Antenucci

The Italian netted both goals in a 2-1 win against Bolton yesterday.

At the end of a tough week for Leeds United what the club needed was a good result on the pitch.

Yesterday they got that with a 2-1 win over the league's bottom club Bolton Wanderers at a tense Elland Road.

The game saw a return to goalscoring form for Italian forward Mirco Antenucci. He scored both goals in the win, and his second was trademark Antenucci.

His attempted assist came back to him just inside the box and he nailed a delightfully curling effort beyond former Leeds keeper Paul Rachubka in the Trotters goal.

After the game he spoke to BBC Radio Leeds about the goal - and was asked whether he thought it was better than the marvellous strike he netted against Burnley on the opening day of the season.

The Italian's response was as follows:

"I don't know (if it was better than the goal against Burnley).

"Burnley was with the left-foot, which is not my (preferred foot).

"But the goal today was important because of three points against Bolton and I prefer this obviously.

"I dont know I think the first thing is the team after that if I score the goals that is a pleasure and I am happy."

He was then pressed on his future. He is out of contract in the summer and at the moment no new deal seems to be in the offing. He has been linked with a host of clubs back in his native Italy, but he insisted he was just focusing on the football:

"I don't know. In January (there was) a lot of rumours about me.

"I would like to just finish the season with this club because for me it is a pleasure just playing in this stadium and this club. After I will think for the future, but not now."

Here is hoping that Antenucci, a likeable character at the club, can continue his goalscoring form beyond this game and find himself a new club to shine in the summer, or even earn a new deal at Leeds United.


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