Nick Tsaroulla choked up in an emotional interview after scoring in Crawley’s shock win over Leeds within the FA Cup third spherical.
The 21-year-old left-back opened the scoring in excellent trend by beating three Leeds gamers, earlier than firing previous Kiko Casilla within the 50th minute on Sunday.
Additional targets from Ashley Nadesan and Jordan Tunnicliffe noticed the League Two membership dump Marcelo Bielsa’s males out of the competitors – with actuality TV star Mark Wright even coming off the bench for Crawley to rub additional salt in Leeds’ wounds.
It has been an extended highway for former Tottenham and Brentford youth participant Tsaroulla, who spent a 12 months out of soccer in rehabilitation after being concerned in a automotive crash in 2017.
And he couldn’t comprise his feelings throughout his post-match interview.
BBC reporter Emma Saunders requested: “For you personally, what does it imply? Let’s face it, It’s been troublesome few years for you with some ups and downs, however the perseverance and arduous work, [it’s] price it.
He stated: “Yeah, it’s. I’m getting a bit emotional now. It’s been a tricky highway. It means rather a lot.”
After being launched by Brentford on the finish of the 2018/19 season, Tsaroulla joined Crawley final October.
He has featured seven instances for the Pink Devils together with his purpose in opposition to Premier League membership Leeds proving arduous work does repay.