Andre Green says it was an “unbelievable feeling” to score the goal that ensured a remarkable 3-3 draw with Sheffield United – as he revealed he was a picture of calm as the ball flashed across to him in the dying moments.
Green headed home in the fourth minute of stoppage time to cap an incredible comeback for the claret and blues.
The flying winger let his emotions explode as he celebrated but it was his serene temperament in the moment that ensured the ball flew into the top corner against the Blades.
He told Club TV: “It’s my favourite moment in claret and blue so far – and even more so because it’s a header! I’ve had a few chances with headers in the past, I could have scored a few.
“I stayed calm in the moment. I have been working on that. I kept my eye on the ball and it went in so it was a terrific feeling.
“You have a lot of things go through your head at moments like that. But as the ball was coming across, I had it my mind that we were down by a single goal, it was the last minute and to score would be massive.
“But I was just trying to get a good connection on the ball. Before the game, you think of ‘what ifs’ with moments like that but in the moment I purely focused on what I needed to do, the ball and thankfully it went exactly where I wanted it – right in the top corner.
“It was one of those feelings again when it went in. I didn’t know what to do so I just celebrated by sliding on my knees. It was unbelievable and a proud moment."
Green now hopes the fightback can act as a catalyst for a strong end-of-season promotion push.
He added: “The character is massive in the squad. The spirit to get back into it was amazing.
“We can only build on it. We need to start better so we don’t have to get ourselves out of situations like that in the future. It was certainly good character collectively.”