City striker Harry Novillo reflected on his winner against the Wanderers on Saturday night, saying he felt alive after netting the winner in the 85th minute.
The goal sent the crowd at AAMI Park into delirium as the Frenchman secured the roller coaster 3-2 result and Novillo was pleased to see his side pick up the three points.
“Im really really happy, all the team is happy and now we have to look forward to next week,” Novillo said.
“The win was really important for our minds because the championship is hard and we are at the halfway mark, we have 14 games to play and it was a great win for the mentality. This week shows we just have to continue to work hard like the last few weeks.
“We’re just focused on the team and winning every week.”
The booming drive from Novillo found the bottom corner of Andrew Redmayne’s net and the striker admitted he didn’t really know if he had hit it well enough to beat the former City custodian.
“When I shot, I really didn’t know if it was on target or not but i just saw the goal and it went in,” Novillo said.
“We do a lot of work during and after training with the keepers to try to score goals like that but it was a really good goal. (With the celebration) I thought I was going to slide but I was so tired, I thought about nothing and I just jumped like my happiness was exploding.
“It’s the best feeling, you feel free, you feel important, when you score a goal like that, you feel alive.”
Novillo and City are back in action this Saturday night as they take on Perth Glory at nib Stadium in Perth, kick-off 9:40pm (AEDT).
City’s next home match is our massive Australia Day-eve double header at AAMI Park! Our Women’s side play their Semi Final at 4:30pm while the Men take on Wellington Phoenix at 7:30pm. Get your tickets online via Ticketek.