Tariqe Fosu admitted he was “buzzing” after his best performance of the season in today’s 2-0 home win against Gillingham.
The winger set-up Ben Reeves for Charlton’s opening goal and scored himself with a right-footed strike from 25 yards out as the Addicks moved up to fourth in the table.
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer described Fosu as “unplayable” and said his performance was like last season when the winger was one of the Addicks’ star men.
The win moves Charlton up to fourth and the 23-year-old said after the game: “I’m delighted, delighted. We worked hard all week for this game and obviously to get a result and stay in the top six is good.
“That first 20 they came out sharp but we dealt with it and I felt second half we were 2-0 up and controlled the game. It was a good performance from us.”
Fosu’s goal came in the 39th minute and it was some strike. The former Reading man collected the ball from a Joe Aribo tackle, moved it onto his right foot and drove in a wondergoal from 25 yards out. He said: “When I picked it up I thought I had time. I just thought ‘near post’ and I hit it and it went on target so I’m buzzing man.”
Fosu was at the heart of everything the Addicks did in the first half. As well as the goal and the assist for Reeves, he also set up the former MK Dons man for another chance and showed off his silky skills to create an opportunity for Nicky Ajose.
He said: “I would say it was my best performance this season, I was feeling sharp.
“I’ve just got to keep doing things right, especially recovery, keep training hard and I’m sure I’ll build on it.”
The winger also paid tribute to the fans. With 12,836 in attendance at The Valley, it was the biggest crowd of the season. He said: “When I came out, I looked around and I though ‘Woah, there is a lot of fans here’. They backed us all the way. The support was good.”
Charlton go again on Boxing Day and Fosu added: “It’s a tough period but we’ve just to keep doing things right, recovering and trying to get as many points as we can going into the new year.”