Oladapo Afolayan has described his West Ham United debut a ”dream come true”, reports Completesports.com.
The Academy graduate marked his debut appearance for the Hammers with a goal as the London club beat Doncaster Rovers 4-0 in the FA Cup on Saturday.
The 23-year-old replaced Tomas Soucek in the second half of the encounter.
He showed great awareness to time his run into the box and finish after Ryan Fredericks drew a save from Ellery Balcombe which fell at the feet of the young Hammers sub.
Afolayan, who played against Tottenham for the U23s on Friday night, said: “I am delighted – it is a dream come true.
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“It has been a couple of years of hard work since I joined the club.
“I thought Ryan (Fredericks) was going to square it but he had a shot and I just followed it in.
“I played 60 minutes last night for the U23s. When I came off I got told I was in the squad for today.
“I just had to go home and prepare. All I can do is come in every day and work hard and pray I get opportunities and take them.
“I have played in the FA Cup before. To score in the fourth round here is a dream.”Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.