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Aston Villa's goalscorer, Barry: I’ve Never Been Prouder

Sat 09 January 2021 | 9:03

The 17-year-old winger scored his side’s only goal during their FA Cup 4-1 defeat against Liverpool on Friday.

Former La Masia winger,

Louie Barry

, ran half the pitch past

Liverpool’s

defenders to score an equalizer for

Villa’s

young side. Although the club conceded three goals in the second half to end up with a 4-1 defeat at home, the Scot has his moment of pride.

I knew that I had it, as soon as I saw it,”

Barry

told BT Sport of his goal.

“To put the ball in the back of the net, it is the proudest I’ve ever been. Family were probably screaming at the TV when it hit the back of the net.

“It all happened so quickly. I was just happy to score – hopefully I score many more … I was working very hard, and so was everyone else. When I celebrated everything came out of me. For the celebration it was relief. It was good.

“I’ve never been so proud of a team – from start to finish we gave our all. When I scored, I thought we might have a chance. Obviously that didn’t turn out to be but we were a credit to ourselves and a credit to the club.”

Meanwhile, the teenager revealed he had to retain his debut shirt after swapping it with the Reds’ defender,

Fabinho

.

“I remembered it was my debut shirt. I got his shirt as well, so credit to Fabinho. I got both of them,”

he laughed.

Dean Smith

and 10 senior players of

Aston Villa

missed the match due to a wide coronavirus outbreak at the team. Their under-23 manager,

Mark Delaney

, took the charge instead of the 49-year-old head coach, and he was quite proud of his young side.

"This is the most excited I've been,"

he said.

"I'm hugely passionate about the club. I've played here and coached here for a long time. Everything's in the right place. We've got some fantastic people working at this club, everyone wants to know what everyone's doing.

"Everyone wants to know about every player at the club. There's a good sense of this club going places which I'm happy to be involved in."


source: SportMob