Fode Ballo Toure, a defender for AC Milan, has claimed that he sobbed after scoring the goal that gave the Rossoneri a 3-1 victory over Empoli on Saturday.
The young Frenchman discussed the game in which he scored his first-ever senior goal in his career, which ended up being the game-winner, in an interview with Sky Sport following the game (via Milan News).
He admitted that he started to cry after he scored the goal, saying: “I’m very happy, it’s my first goal. I cried after the goal. In training I work work work work and today… golazo! Pioli told me to tell you that he is the best coach in the world. I dedicate the goal to my mother.”
He exclaimed that he is happy that the team won, saying in another interview with DAZN (via Milan News): “I am very happy, it is a special moment. I am happy for the team and for the victory.”
Theo Hernandez’s injury forced the defender to fill in for his first start of the year, and he ended up making it 2-1 to Milan in the 94th minute, just after Nedim Bajrami had equalized for the hosts at the Stadio Carlo Castellani with a free kick at the other end.
After the game, Ballo-Toure praised technical director Paolo Maldini and head coach Stefano Pioli, saying, “Pioli is the best coach. Maldini was overjoyed.
Rafael Leao scored the third goal with the game’s final kick.