Wissam Ben Yedder described his two goals against Manchester United as a ‘child’s dream’ after dumping the Premier League giants out of the Champions League.
The Sevilla striker came off the bench in the second half to score a brilliant brace that made sure his side qualified for the quarter-finals for the first time in their history.
Ben Yedder was clinical when Sevilla needed a spark and the Frenchman could not help but poke fun at United fans after the upset at Old Trafford.
The 27-year-old shared a Twitter post by a football fan, who before the game predicted Ben Yedder would single-handedly knock United out of Europe.
Ben Yedder mentioned the tweet and captioned it with: ‘He knew even before me.’
Sevilla now move on to the next round, while an inquest is underway at United over their lacklustre performance.
He knew even before me lol https://t.co/PcVFBQaqbK
— Wissam Ben Yedder (@WissBenYedder) March 13, 2018
This man is going to single handedly knock United out of the CL tomorrow. Remember this tweet. pic.twitter.com/nRME8kTw7f
— G (@Aubzology) March 12, 2018
Despite the commotion around United, Ben Yedder will go down as Sevilla’s hero and the forward admitted scoring two vital goals at Old Trafford was a dream come true.
‘I’m happy, very, very happy. It’s a beautiful evening,’ he told beIN SPORTS.
‘We know it’s not easy against Manchester United, especially at Old Trafford. I do not know how to describe my emotion.
‘It’s a child’s dream to win against big players, big teams like Manchester United. There is a lot of emotion.
‘We will try to savour it all together. We enter this history of the club, this is the first time we go to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. This is exceptional.’
The performance at Old Trafford secure Ben Yedder’s place in Sevilla history and the goalscorer was so jubilant after the match, he began signing the Sevilla anthem in a post-game interview.
¡QUÉ GRANDE! “Y Sevilla, Sevilla, Sevilla. Aquí estamos contigo Sevilla”, @WissBenYedder SE ARRANCA A CANTAR el HIMNO del @SevillaFC #ChampionsTotal ¡MÁS REACCIONES EN BREVE en #ElChiringuitoDeMega! pic.twitter.com/XFWgSJ7lzK
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) March 13, 2018