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Musonda admits being in tears after first Chelsea goal

Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda netted his first ever goal for the club last night as the Blues triumphed against Nottingham Forest 5-1.

The League Cup tie gave manager Antonio Conte a brilliant opportunity to allow some fringe players a run in the side, and the Italian did not disappoint, giving players such as Musonda, Kenedy, Ampaduat, Christensen and others a chance to showcase their talent.

But Musonda’s experience will have been an extremely sentimental one, as the 20-year-old netted what will hopefully be his first of many Chelsea goals. Musonda has been at Chelsea since 2012, joining from Belgian side Anderlecht, and has found his chances limited at the club after having a number of loan moves.

Musonda has always been highly thought of at Chelsea, and manager Antonio Conte had also spoken positively about the Belgian before the Forest game – sighting his ability to play almost anywhere in the final third as an impressive attribute.

The youngster did not disappoint for the Blues, playing a key role in their victory and crowning his individual performance with a goal, something he admitted brought many emotions to him.

Speaking via Chelsea’s official website Chelseafc.com, Musonda said:

“It was my first start and it was very exciting.”

“I was more nervous before the game. I had to wait for so long for the game to start, a 7.45pm kick-off, so when the game started I was at ease and I felt really good.”

“I was looking forward to it. I come from the Academy and it was a great experience to be able to play my first game with the first team here at the Bridge, but it’s only the first game and I have to keep on working.”

“It was an emotional moment to score my first goal at the Bridge. I can’t even remember it now! I was very happy and you could see that. I was in tears to be honest. If the lads didn’t come and get me I don’t know what would have happened! It was a great moment.”