Finn Azaz Barnsley

Azaz on Debut Goal

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The cliché for players who score a goal is to immediately deflect the focus from them, and state the importance to the team.

Naturally, Finn Azaz did so after scoring the deciding goal in 1-0 win over Barnsley, on his debut – but he did let slip that the circumstances in which he scored his first Argyle goal were plenty satisfying.

“The most important thing is the three points, but to get a goal and the winner, it feels good,” he told Argyle TV.  “That’s what I wanted, to be fair.”

The goal came just before half-time – a fact that passed Finn by at the time – and followed a chance in which Azaz was played through by Danny Mayor, only to be foiled by the goalkeeper.

“I was disappointed not to score that one,” Finn said, “but I’m at a stage now where I think ‘that’s gone’. It has nothing to do with the next chance.”

“I didn’t know the time. I didn’t know how long was left. It was just instinct. It was a great ball from Bali, he just smashed it across and I let it guide off my foot. The scenes after, you can’t recreate that.”

It is not uncommon for new recruits to Home Park to be told all about the Green Army, and Finn was no exception. He enjoyed his first real taste of a Home Park atmosphere – in fact, he did as much as anyone to perpetuate it – but saved some praise for the welcome he has received by his new team-mates, too.

“It’s been great. The changing room is so good,” he said. “I’ve found it easy to integrate with the boys.

“It was so loud, so much energy.  When you get on top is so hard [for the opposition] to change that momentum.

“I thought we were very good, They had a few chances, but I thought we created loads. In hindsight, we should really have scored more, but we are still getting used to playing together as a team. That will come. It was a good overall performance.”

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