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Derick Ogbu: I had had to be patient but I knew the goals would come

Derick Ogbu: I had had to be patient but I knew the goals would come

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The Nigerian striker is hoping to have a better season as he scored 10 last season which was his debut season in Belgium

Derick Ogbu ended his goal drought after nine weeks on Saturday by scoring three goals for Oh Leuven against Sporting Charleroi and the player who has never played for Nigeria said he had the support of his coach and team mates during the barren spell.

“To be honest, it has been a difficult period, but I am glad I didn't feel much pressure because the coach and the fans believe so much in me,” Ogbu told allnigeriasoccer.com.

 “I am so glad to have scored my first hat-trick in the Jupiler League. Scoring goals as a striker gives you extra confidence, so I am excited scoring three goals and assisting a goal.

“They were so encouraging and supportive during this period; my team mates were also great to me. We should learn to be brave and patient, the best remedy for troubles we are facing.”

Ogbu in the excitement of getting his first goals of the season and his first hat-trick in Belgium forgot to collect the match ball from the referee.

“I did not get the ball; I left it with the officials. It wasn't in my mind to ask for it,” Ogbu added.

Ogbu scored 10 league goals last season despite a spell out due to injury and he wants to score more this season.

“Last season I scored 10 goals in my debut season, even though I missed a lot of games due to injuries.

“So this season I am happy I am fit again, hopefully I will score more goals to help the team. I don't have any specific target for now,” he concluded.

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