EFL: Akpom dedicates goal to Carrick, appreciates him for season's performance

Published on: 20 April 2023
EFL: Akpom dedicates goal to Carrick, appreciates him for season's performance
Akpom hugs gaffer, Michael Carrick after goal

Chuba Akpom has dedicated his goal against Hull City in the match day 42 fixture of the English Championship League on Wednesday to his Coach, Micheal Carrick, Nigeriasoccernet.com reports.

Akpom who is the top scorer of the league scored his 28th goal of the season in his side's 3-1 comeback win at the Rivers Side.

The British-Nigeria player celebrated his goal by running towards the touch line while removing his shirt to give a big hug to his Coach in a passionate manner.

And the forward was asked how well his has gaffer contributed to his performance this season that prompted the wild celebration.

He replied "massively, I think he is the manager I have been dreaming of my whole career.

Honestly, it is a pleasure to work with him and I go out there and give a 100 and ten percent and I want to fight for the manager because he's showed so much trust and confidence in me and I appreciate that so I just have to dedicate that to the gaffer today." He said.

He was asked what Micheal Carrick has done differently to put him in such great form that has seen him contribute 30 goals for Boro this season.

"I mean immediately when he came in, he put me in the number 10 role and he just gave me the license to just room around. He is given me that freedom to just go out there and express myself and I appreciate that so much." Akpom stated.

Boro keeps their slim chance of automatic qualification for promotion alive after the win over Hull City.


By Uche Dozie