Jose Mauri said sealing Parma’s victory over Juventus was “the happiest day of my life,” but his future is up in the air.
The midfielder fired in to secure a 1-0 result at the Stadio Tardini for a side that is bottom of the table, bankrupt and hasn’t been paid since July 2014.
“Today I had a wonderful moment in front of my fans and I thank God for giving me strength. I dedicate this goal to my grandmother,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“This is the happiest day of my life. I still can’t believe it, but my goal will be in the history books. I didn’t understand what had happened, as after the goal I felt Massimo Gobbi grab me by the neck!
“The Coach always tells us to believe and that when we attack these things happen. He was right.”
Since going under administration, Parma look a different team, picking up seven points against Inter, Udinese and Juventus.
“We had seven hellish months, but the administrators are giving us a sense of calm and security. Football is a sport performed with the mind as much as the body.
“We’re not mathematically relegated yet. It’s just a shame that we were docked three points. I am focused on Parma until June, then we’ll see what happens.”