Livramento: A dream come true

By SFC Media time Sat 23 Oct Saints vs Burnley
Photo by Chris Moorhouse | Tino Livramento

Tino Livramento reflected on a mixed performance at St Mary’s as Southampton claimed a 2-2 draw with Burnley in the Premier League.

The 18-year-old scored his first professional goal for Saints, declaring it a dream come true to perform at this level. 

“I feel like it [the goal] was coming," admitted the youngster. "In the previous games maybe getting little half chances and obviously hitting the post today.

“I obviously would’ve preferred if that one went in but a goals a goal and I’m looking forward to helping the team with a few more goals moving forward.

“We worked on the set piece in training and Redders was told to put the ball into a certain area. I just got across my man and headed towards goal and luckily it went in.

“I kind of couldn’t take it all in because it happened so quickly but like I said a goal is a goal and I’m just happy to help the team."

Saints missed a number of promising chances at St Mary's, a point which Livramento was keen to pick up on. 

“We had more chances I think definitely in the first-half, goal-scoring opportunities but they just didn’t fall our way and we didn’t take our chances but I feel like Burnley had a few chances where they could have hurt us.

“You can look at it and say that a point is fair but at the end of the day you want to take three points from every game possible.

“It’s a little learning curve for me individually, maybe letting my man get across me for the header in the first goal but I’m just trying to learn and take everything in."

Having played with fellow goalscorer Armando Broja at Chelsea, Livramento was quick to declare this is just the start for the Albanian international. 

“There’s so much more to come from him as well, when he stops going down with cramp. He’s a good lad and everyone’s behind him in the dressing room.

“You can see he’s getting more confident week in, week out and I’m just really looking forward to seeing him continue and progress in this way.

“It’s really hard to take it all in, I’m still a young boy and just experiencing this for the first time but it’s a dream come true. I’m really looking forward to continuing.”

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