Davide Zappacosta has described his Chelsea home debut as the best night of his career.
The 25-year-old right wing-back scored on his first appearance at Stamford Bridge in the 6-0 win over Qarabag, though he later admitted he hadn’t actually meant it.
“Honestly, before I shot I was looking in the penalty box for an unmarked teammate,” Zappacosta told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Then I kicked it and at that point I didn’t understand anything. I went through those moments in a genuine trance: the ball in the net, the celebrations of the fans, the embrace from my teammates.
“It was total chaos, but a beautiful chaos.
“The best night of my career? Without a doubt. I’ve never experienced a story like this. My Champions League debut, my first match for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and a spectacular goal. All perfect.”