The Algerian winger bagged his maiden goal in what was an emphatic away win for the Black Eagles on Monday night
Rachid Ghezzal has expressed his happiness to have opened his Besiktas goal account because the Black Eagles noticed off Genclerbirligi 3-0 in Monday’s Tremendous Lig outing.
The Algeria worldwide joined the Turkish Tremendous Lig outfit on a season-loan from Premier League aspect Leicester Metropolis having failed to impress on the King Energy Stadium.
Ghezzal had featured in 16 league video games for Sergen Yalcin’s males with out discovering the online, nonetheless, he broke the duck with a first-half stunner on the Eryaman Stadium.
Cashing in on a Valentin Rosier go outdoors the Wind of Ankara goal space, the 28-year-old beat his marker earlier than unleashing a magnificence previous goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt within the fourth minute.
Talking after the sport, the previous AS Monaco and Lyon man is happy to have ended his wait whereas disclosing that it might be anomalous to see Yalcin’s workforce drop any factors within the ‘tight’ title race.
“We performed properly as a workforce at present. I’m delighted to score my first goal for Besiktas. However profitable was extra vital for us at present as a result of our rivals had additionally gained,” Ghezzal instructed membership web site.
“On this tight race, we can not afford to give away any factors at this stage. So as not to fall behind, we should all stay centered.”
A minute from full time, new arrival Cent Tosun doubled the lead for the Black Eagles earlier than finishing his brace within the closing levels of the encounter.
Thanks to this consequence, Besiktas are second within the Tremendous Lig desk with 51 factors from 24 outings within the 2020-21 marketing campaign.
Unbeaten of their final 4 video games in all competitions, they welcome Denizlispor to Istanbul’s Vodafone Park on February 26.
Ghezzal joined the Foxes in the summertime of 2018 as a direct substitute for his compatriot Riyad Mahrez, who left for Manchester Metropolis.
Nonetheless, he failed to dwell up to expectations and was despatched on mortgage to Serie A outfit Fiorentina, with the Violets having an possibility to make the deal everlasting.
Within the 2019-20 season, he performed in 19 Italian top-flight video games and scored as soon as within the 3-1 defeat of Lecce on July 15, 2020.
Regardless of that includes for France at U20 degree, Ghezzal pledged his worldwide allegiance to Algeria. He was axed from Djamel Belmadi’s squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations staged in Egypt.