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The 22-year-old Nigerian international has reacted to his performance with the Cottagers at Goodison Park
Josh Maja has expressed his joy after scoring two goals in his first Premier League start for Fulham against Everton on Sunday night.
The 22-year-old put in a five-star performance for the Cottagers in the game to help them secure a 2-0 win at Goodison Park.
Maja joined Fulham from French club Bordeaux during the January transfer window on a loan until the end of the season and has quickly established herself in the team.
The forward’s effort helped the Craven Cottage side end their eight-game winless streak, having last won a game in January.
Maja revealed that she had been waiting for the moment when she opened her scoring account for Scott Parker’s men before accomplishing the feat at Goodison Park.
“It’s a big one, we came to the game wanting to win and we didn’t get the results we wanted. We are very happy with the victory,” said Maja. BT Sport.
“We took our chances when he came and we put in another good performance again, we want to continue like this. During the 90 minutes, the guys worked hard and stuck to the game plan.
“This is a night that I have been dreaming of for a long time, especially last night and I had a feeling that it was coming and I was glad that it came true.
“The victories give confidence to the fans and the players and we want to take them to the next game.”
Fulham manager Parker also praised Maja, calling his team’s performance against Everton “fantastic”.
Fantastic tonight in terms of scoring two goals. The first move was brilliant and he’s there to tap and the second is a forward’s instinct to hit one off the post rebound, ”Parker told a news conference.
“It is well documented that we have missed great opportunities; the good margins are that we have not been clinical enough and tonight we were. A great boost for the team, nothing less than what they deserved ”.
Maja will look forward to continuing their impressive performances when Cottager face Burnley in their next Premier League game on 17 February.
The forward has an international match with the Nigerian national team and is expected to continue his excellent performances at the club to increase his chances of being called up regularly for the Super Eagles.