(Image): Mateo Kovacic admits he “almost gave up on that goal thing”

Mateo Kovacic, after a wait of almost 150 games, finally scored a goal against Valencia on Wednesday night.

It was a crucial moment in the match of course, as we were 1-0 down and suffering. From that point on we looked better, and would go on to take the lead, but it was also clearly a massive moment for Kovacic.

He ‘s been brilliant in recent weeks, without the stats to show for it, so this was a deserved slice of glory.

He celebrated with an Instagram post where he confessed he had “almost gave up” on the “goal thing”… we’re glad he didn’t!

You can see his image embedded here: