Monday February 15 2016
Honda: ‘Goal long time coming’

Keisuke Honda says ‘it’s been a long time since I’ve scored a goal like that’ after his wonder strike against Genoa.

The Japan international scored with a stunning long-range effort against the Grifone in a 2-1 home win on Sunday.

The result has taken the Rossoneri to within two points of their city rivals Inter, a comeback that Honda says ‘everyone thought would be impossible.’

“It’s been a long time since I scored a goal like that, from outside the area – I hit it with coolness and conviction,” he said to Nikkan Sports.

“From now on I’ll always try to do better. I’m very about with the goal but above all with the win against Genoa.

“Everyone thought that it’d be impossible to climb this mountain but we’ve done it.

“I’d like to continue to do well. It was a normal win, we mustn’t praise ourselves but carry on along this road.

“The match with Napoli? We’re hoping to come back with at least a point.”