Mbick: 'It's a surreal feeling'


Micah Mbick has described the 'surreal' feeling of netting less than three minutes into his senior debut.

The 17-year-old completed the scoring in the Addicks' 6-1 success at Cray Valley PM with a close-range finish after Scott Fraser’s dinked effort was saved by Sam Freeman.

“To be honest, it was kind of a surreal moment," Mbick told CharltonTV post-match. "A lot of people before the game were telling me if I came on I had to score so I was just dreaming about it. To finally score was a great feeling.

“Top strikers always know where the goal is and can always sniff or see when mistakes will happen and I think that's what I did. I’m definitely going to watch my goal back a couple of times tonight - it’s great!

“As a striker, I like to hold it up and I can also run as I've got a bit of pace. I just like to have the ball at my feet, run in behind and I'm a bit of a handful up front to be honest."

Mbick, who joined Charlton at U10 level, has enjoyed a fruitful start to the 2023/24 campaign, scoring a number of goals for the U18s and U21s.

“They’ve always really supported me coming up through the ranks," he explained. "They’ve given me a lot of opportunities like tonight and for the U21s. It’s a great opportunity.

“I got told on Tuesday morning [that I would be in the squad] and I was quite surprised - I wasn’t expecting it! I was just expecting to go into training and have a normal U18s session, so to go into the first team was a great opportunity and I was really excited."

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