Bafana Bafana forward Lyle Foster struck a spiritual cord after scoring for Burnley in Sunday’s 1-3 loss to Aston Villa.
Foster spoke to the Burnley media team in a post-match interview to reflect on his 46th minute strike.
HOW THE EX-PIRATES FORWARD CELEBRATED HIS GOAL
The ex-Orlando Pirates forward celebrated the goal in his trademark manner by pointing to the heavens.
“First and foremost, I would like to give glory to my saviour, lord Jesus Christ,” he said.
The attacker was responding to a question on his reaction to the first Premier League goal.
He added: “Going back to the game, it was a difficult game today. We played against a very good opposition.”
WHAT HE MAKES OF CLARETS EARLY SEASON STRUGGLES
The former K.V.C Westerlo striker admitted that the Clarets were struggling on their Premier League return.
“I think for us being a relatively new team, it was a bit difficult to get going in the first 15 minutes, but once we got a foot going, we got the first goal,” he said.
“It was a tough day at the office but we move on and hope to come back stronger next week.”
GIVING CREDIT TO GOD
Asked on what scoring meant to him, the South African once again gave credit to God.
“Glory to God. I am super happy. I am super special obviously,” the 22-year-old said.
“It doesn’t feel as nice not winning but I am happy to have scored back in the Premier [League].”
The Bafana Bafana player then said he had much faith in the abilities of the Clarets squad.
“The talent in the squad is unbelievable. This is a very young team.”
VINCENT KOMPANY RESERVES HIS PRAISE FOR FOSTER
Burnley boss Vincent Kompany reserved his praise for Foster.
“We cannot forget his age; he is still fairly young. But he is just continuing what we’ve seen in the entire pre-season.
“He has the speed to run in behind. He’s strong to hold the ball up.
“In addition, he’s able to combine with his teammates and is able to score a goal as well.
“For him, we’re obviously really pleased. But for the team, the reward will be the first time we win a game,” Kompany told the club website.
The Soweto-born forward signed for the Turf Moor side in the January window on a four-and-a half-year contract.