David Gold has warned fans to not be unduly carried away by the Europa Cup qualifying victory over Lusians but declared: “You have to hand it to Diafra Sakho – goalscoring is an art whoever you score against.”
The two co chairmen flew out to a well earned break in the south of France earlier today where more transfer business will almost certainly be on the agenda.
But before boarding his private jet, DG told ClaretandHugh exclusively: The opposition wasn’t strong but whatever team you are playing, putting the ball in the back of the net is hard and ‘Sak’ again showed his quality.
“You would expect good players to go past players of a certain level but good crosses and goals always count whatever the opposition.”
And he added: Had we been further into the summer training programme I think we would haver won by more but it was frustrating over the last 20 minutes not to score again when the opposition were clearly tiring.
“However, we have to be happy because the fans have smiles on their faces again. They have been through a difficult period. They have seen the club relegated and squeeze back into the Premier League.
We have now established ourselves and Sam Allardyce, players and owners all take credit for that although there’s not been an awful lot to get excited about.
“Now we are looking at a new era a new stadium, a new manager and a new way of playing. To see those smiles on faces was great.”