Tariqe Fosu thanks Charlton faithful for Valley comeback reception

Tariqe Fosu made his return from injury in Charlton’s 3-1 victory over Walsall on Saturday and afterwards the winger hailed the Valley faithful.

Summer signing Fosu was given a hero’s welcome when he made his entrance from the substitute’s bench, replacing Ben Reeves on 50 minutes. 

The winger would go on to assist the Addicks’ clincher a minute from time, flicking the ball into the path of Stephy Mavididi, who raced clear before picking out the bottom corner. 

And afterwards he thanked Charlton’s supporters for the reception he received when coming onto the pitch.

“I really appreciated the support that the crowd gave me,” he said. “It felt really good to know that they were all behind me. 

“Being injured was a difficult time for me. I supported the lads as much as I could but it was irritating that I couldn’t get out onto the pitch and really help them. 

“The main thing is that we are winning again and now we need to look forward.”

Fosu and Mavididi combined regularly in the second period as the Addicks bagged two goals to take all-three points. 

“I thought Stephy was on fire,” Fosu said. “I tried to link up with him as much as I could and he got a couple of goals; well almost a couple of goals. The last one was definitely his!”

On setting up his side’s final goal, he added: “The defender was coming tight to me and Stephy has obviously got a lot of pace so I just tried to flick it around the corner and I knew he’d get there.”

Fans can read Manager Karl Robinson's post-match reaction by clicking here

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