Conor Gallagher, a midfielder for Chelsea, claimed that his team’s victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday was rather fortunate.
Odsonne Edouard’s goal gave the Blues the lead, but Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s brilliant equalizer—his first since joining the Blues from Barcelona—set up a frantic conclusion at Selhurst Park.
In the last seconds of regulation time, former Palace midfielder Gallagher produced an incredible last-second winner from 25 yards out, finding the top corner while appearing quite embarrassed to give his current team the three points.
After the game, Gallagher, who came off the bench to start the game, acknowledged that he was somewhat unlucky to have scored from that distance because he was unaware that Jean Philippe Mateta, a former teammate, was blocking his path.
Check Also: Every word Graham Potter said on Chelsea win
I became a little jammy, to be honest. To the cameras, Gallagher said.
I became a little agitated because I believe JP was hit by it, even though I didn’t mean to because I didn’t even know he was there.
“Thank goodness it passed by him. I had a yard [of space] and decided to shoot here. And as soon as it stepped off my foot, I thought it could have a shot. Just excited that it entered.
Added he “To be honest, it was wild. Of course, I couldn’t wait to enter the field. I believed that I could have contributed to the team’s victory. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to take a shot, and it was against Crystal Palace that it had to go in.
“The fans have been fantastic, and I have cherished my stay here. It’s just unbelievable that they were applauding me after the game after I had just scored [against them]. I’m incredibly appreciative of how they treated me both then and now.
“I’m thrilled to have earned three points and to have scored my first goal for Chelsea. Hopefully now is the right time to move on.”