Nigerian international Umar Sadiq has expressed his deep appreciation to Real Sociedad for their deep support during his recovery from a career-threatening injury, highlighting the significance of his spectacular goal against Sevilla last Sunday.
The Super Eagles striker, who has been on a remarkable comeback trail since suffering an ACL injury last season, stunned La Liga with a breathtaking long-range strike that helped Real Sociedad secure a crucial 2-1 victory over Sevilla.
Umar Sadiq golazo for Real Sociedad! ???????? pic.twitter.com/QBOupPVQ6b
— Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) November 26, 2023
Speaking to Marca, the 26-year-old forward expressed his heartfelt gratitude to everyone at Real Sociedad, Footballrover reports
He acknowledged the important role that teammates, coaches, medical personnel, and the Real Sociedad family as a whole played in his recovery.
“This goal is for them. It’s a very important goal for me; I needed it after a year,” he said.
Sadiq’s goal against Sevilla marked his first for Real Sociedad since September 2022, showcasing his determination and resilience in overcoming a major setback.
His triumphant return to the field serves as an inspiration to aspiring footballers worldwide, demonstrating the power of perseverance and support.
Footballrover understands that Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos sent his jersey to sadiq Umar after scoring the monster goal against Sevilla.
Legendary @SergioRamos sent his jersey to sadiq Umar after scoring an amazing goal against Sevilla in Real Soceidad’s 2-1 win over Sevilla today in a La Liga Game. What a man! pic.twitter.com/O4wHTmP9Dc
— Oma Akatugba (@omaakatugba) November 26, 2023
As Real Sociedad prepares to face RB Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League group stage, Sadiq will be hoping to continue his impressive form and contribute to the club’s success.
The Nigerian forward’s dedication and talent have undoubtedly earned him a place in the hearts of Real Sociedad fans, and his future in the world of football looks bright indeed.