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Reaction: Addai on Ebbsfleet cup win

21 November 2018

Alex Addai was delighted to get on the score sheet in Tuesday's Emirates FA Cup first round replay win over Ebbsfleet United at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium and to help the club through to the second round of the competition.

The speedy attacker was introduced as a second half substitute and played a part in Tyrone Barnett's opener and then fired in his own goal in stoppage time to seal a 2-0 victory.

He moved to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium in May from Bostik Premier Division side Merstham and Tuesday's goal was his first as a professional.

He told the media after the game: "The gaffer always says come on and do your bit and I just wanted to help the boys get through to the next round, and I thought we deserved it. 

"It's my first goal as a pro and I'm absolutely delighted. I couldn't believe when it dropped to me but I'll take those all day.

"It's not been easy but that's the life of a footballer - it's never easy. I've been in non-league for four years, the dream wasn't to go into non-league, it was to be a professional, and it's been a learning curve.

"Every day I've learnt a lot about myself. It takes so much more than just talent - there are so many things that come with it so I'm grateful."

Watch Addai's full interview below:


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