Jeremy Sarmiento admits to feeling “relieved” after firing his first professional goal in Albion’s 4-2 Sky Bet Championship win over Middlesbrough on Saturday.
The on-loan winger featured as a 69th-minute substitute at The Hawthorns, sealing all three points with a sublime right-foot finish in added time.
And the 21-year-old says he has been “waiting for this moment my whole life”.
Describing his maiden Albion goal to WBA TV, he said: “I received the ball in the middle after I laid it off to Conor, and I was hoping for a cutback, but he had a cross and it fell back to me.
“I tried to get in some space to dribble at my man, and I got tackled, but then “Mowwy” slipped me in, and I could turn around and drive at goal. I decided to shoot, hoped for the best, and luckily it went in.
“I was very relieved, I’ve been waiting for this moment my whole life, to get my first professional goal. To get it today, to win the three points, and help the team, all glory to God.
“It was in my head to just smash it, hope for the best, and it just went in the top corner.
“You could see in my face just how relieved I was to get my first goal. For the team to be around me means a lot, as togetherness in the team is important. It’s a big three points and that’s all that matters.”