Burnley striker Ashley Barnes said he was expecting to hit 100 goals early in his career, but the 31-year-old was happy to see this extraordinary moment coming yesterday, during the 1-0 win over Liverpool.
Barnes scored in the 83rd minute with a penalty kick obtained by himself, to lead his team to victory and stop Liverpool’s record unbeaten home in the league in 68 games.
“It is an exceptional goal,” Barnes told Burnley’s official website.
He added, “It should have happened a long time ago (scoring a hundred goals), I am disappointed that it was not achieved early, but as a striker you have to feel confident in front of the goal … Fortunately it paid off tonight.”
He continued: “Before shooting the ball, I knew what to do with it. I shot it where I wanted. It is a great achievement by reaching a hundred goals, but the most important thing is that we came here (Liverpool) and we did our work and got the three points.”
Burnley jumped to 16th in the Premier League, with 19 points, seven points ahead of the relegation zone.