Obafemi delighted to be back on the goal trail

By SFC Media time Tue 20 Feb Newcastle v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Michael Obafemi

Michael Obafemi is hoping his first goal for Southampton Under-23s will stop the friendly taunts from his teammates.

The 17-year-old striker was thrust from the Under-18s straight into the first team when he made his debut off the bench against Tottenham a month ago.

Without a goal since, Obafemi got back on track as he found the net for Radhi Jaïdi’s side in the 5-1 win at Newcastle last night.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” he said. “The boys have given me a bit of stick because it’s been a long time coming!

“This is my first goal since making my debut, so I’m just happy to score and now I want to kick on.”

Obafemi admitted he took time to adapt to Under-23 football, but now feels comfortable playing as the spearhead in a talented attacking team.

“The first few games I was a bit easy-osy, but now I’m getting into it, feeling confident and linking up with Hesky (Jake Hesketh),” he added.

“Hopefully in the next game I can score against Blackburn and get myself back in the first team.”

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