It took him a minute (and some months) but French wunderkind and fresh PSG signing Bradley Barcola finally found the net donning the Rouge et Bleu threads on Saturday when he scored his first goal since arriving in Paris last summer in the Ligue 1 2-1 victory against Nantes.
When asked about the hard-fought victory of his team after Saturday's game, Barcola acknowledged the challenges presented by Nantes' defense, saying "It was a pretty tough win. They defended very well. It was complicated to score this first goal.
"Allowing a goal hurt us," he acknowledged, "But we didn't give up and scored at the end of the match, which was quite deserved. We are happy."
Barcola highlighted the importance of both winning the match at Nantes and getting ready for their upcoming Champions League clash at Borussia Dortmund, one in which PSG will be playing for their qualification for the knockout stages of the competition.
"The coach told us that we had to work tactically getting ready for the match that is coming next," Barcola said. "It was important for us to win. I think today we managed to do a little of what the coach asked of us, both on the wings and also in the central area of the pitch."
On a personal note, Barcola expressed his satisfaction with scoring the goal he had been anticipating since joining PSG, saying "I felt good. I was waiting for this goal. I think it will do me good.
"When I got to the side, I told myself I was going to shoot." Barcola emphasized the pride and happiness he felt, adding, "Honestly, it’s a source of pride. I was really waiting for it."