Leicester City striker Patson Daka said that he was ‘afraid’ that he could have been ruled offside for James Maddison’s goal against Legia Warsaw.
The City midfielder put the Foxes into a 2-0 lead in the first half of the group C game with a strike into the top corner of the goal.
City went on to win the match 3-1 with Wilfred Ndidi’ s header from a corner putting the game out of the reach of Legia in the first half.
Receiving the ball from Ademola Lookman in the box, Maddison shifted it from his right to his left foot with a Cruyff turn before making no mistake with the finish.
Following the game, Daka, who watched the ball sail past him as it headed to the net, has revealed he had a small worry as Maddison went off to celebrate.
“I was so afraid, because I thought maybe I interfered with it and maybe I’d be caught offside,” he told >LCFCTV .
“So I made sure to move out of the way, because I know the quality that Maddison has. To the left, to the right, every foot is comfortable. I was just ready to go for the rebound in case of anything!”
Maddison’s goal came after Daka himself had opened the scoring after just 11 minutes.
The Zambian latched onto a ball after Harvey Barnes’ run in the 11th minute of the game, making no mistake from inside the area.
It’s Daka’s fifth goal in the Europa League this season, after a four goal haul vs Spartak Moscow.
“I’m a goalscorer, I know my responsibility, I know my job, so I just have to make sure that I’m in the right place at the right time and of course, I know the quality that we have in the team, so I just have to put the icing on the cake,” he added about his goal.
“It also shows the confidence that I’m receiving from the team, and support, so I just make sure I utilise every chance that I get.”
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