Sam Gallagher is hoping his debut goal for the First Team will kickstart a glorious Saints future for him.
The forward replaced goalscorer Guly do Prado in Southampton’s 2-0 victory over Yeovil Town and added one of his own with a cool finish to secure the Club’s passage into The FA Cup Fifth Round.
Gallagher would have had a second-half brace had it not been for a point-blank save by Marek Stech, although the striker focused on his relief to net his first of what he hopes will be many for Saints.
“I’m pretty relieved, really!” Gallagher enthused when speaking to Saints Player. “I’m buzzing. There was definitely celebration, but just to get that first one out of the way has been unbelievable.
“That second one was pretty close to going over the line. I’m not sure if that actually went in or not. I’m just glad to get that first one and hopefully more will come.
“I’ve worked my way in and got more and more game-time. Today, I thought was my best chance to get my first goal – luckily, I did.
“Hopefully it’ll give me that bit of confidence and show that I can score when I’m on the pitch. Hopefully this will stand me in good stead for the future.”
The 18-year-old shared the view of many aspiring, young players that to participate in The FA Cup is a magical experience and remains confident that Saints can go all the way in the competition.
Gallagher concluded: “The FA Cup is a magical tournament, really. We’ve got a few games yet. The boys have been talking about it and we’ve got a great chance!”