Kusini Yengi was thrilled after scoring for Portsmouth in his first league start at Fratton Park as the hosts inflicted a 2-0 loss on Bolton Wanderers in the top of the table EFL League One clash.
Yengi doubled Pompey's advantage in the 88th minute, showing immense persistence and strength to hold off his defender before continuing his run into the box and tapping home Gavin Whyte's low cross.
“It was a great game and we got the three points we needed to stay top of the table, so I enjoyed it," Yengi told Portsmouth TV after the match.
“I had a few chances in both halves and then started to feel a bit of cramp, but knew that I just had to keep going.
“It was case of keep pushing because I really wanted that goal and had to make sure to put myself in the right areas.
“I went through into the box and Gav ended up putting the ball into the perfect position for me to get the tap-in.
“It was a massive result against a top team in the division and it’s going to propel us further towards promotion.”
The goal was the 24-year-old third in the league and sixth overall for the club since joining from Western Sydney Wanderers.
Yengi, who received his first Subway Socceroos cap against Bangladesh last month, said the atmosphere was incredible.
After hitting the back of the net, Yengi ran off in celebration and even performed a few dance moves in what were scenes of absolute jubilation.
"It's an amazing, the Fratton End," he said.
"The support is immense and there's that many people up there, it's an amazing feeling when you score a goal and the emotions just run wild, it was beautiful."
Yengi said he was not nervous going into the clash, knowing he would likely start following an injury to Colby Bishop.
"I'm a very confident kid and I was really looking forward for this opportunity," he continued.
"I did an interview with Sky (Sports) midweek and I spoke about how I love these big games, these important games where you can either be a villain or a hero and I love these opportunities to perform and do well at Fratton Park."
Fellow teammate and compatriot, Alex Robertson also played the full 90 minutes for Pompey.
Portsmouth remain top of the ladder on 45 points and travel to 11th placed Shrewsbury on Sunday at 2:00am AEDT.