Patrick Bauer: "As a footballer, you dream of moments like this"

Few would have predicted a man who has not scored all season to bag the winner in the biggest game of the season, but that is exactly what Patrick Bauer did in the most dramatic of fashions on Sunday as Charlton fired themselves back into the Championship with a 2-1 win over Sunderland in the Sky Bet League One play-off final.

With the scores level and merely 6 seconds left on the clock, Patrick Bauer wrote his name in the Charlton history books when he stabbed home the winner in front of the Addicks fans. We caught up with the Wembley hero after the game to get his thoughts on scoring that crucial goal, lifting the play-off trophy and what he made of the incredible Charlton support.

Patrick Bauer's post match interview is available on Valley Pass. Valley Pass costs just £6.50 per month.

When asked about what it was like to score the vital goal Patrick Bauer revealed that he had been getting some stick off of his teammates for not getting on the scoresheet during the season.

"To be honest the boys were joking with me before the game saying that I haven’t scored all season! So it would be unusual for me, and I said ‘boys, maybe I will get a chance today and be involved in one’ thankfully I succeeded with that! 

It was a nightmare start to be honest but I think the boys kept their heads up and after the goal we played much better! We managed to score that goal (Ben Purrington’s equaliser) and I think overall, we were the better side today and we deserved to win."

We asked Bauer what it was like to get his hands on that trophy and he said that this was one of his greatest experiences.

"I mean this is definitely the biggest moment in my career! As a footballer you dream of moments like this, it’s just unbelievable."

Finally, Bauer praised the Chartlon fans for their incredible support both throughout the season and at Wembley.

"I am just so happy for all the club. The club has been through some difficult times and I want to say thank you to all the supporters because they have been brilliant all season!

I couldn’t hear any of our players because [the supporters] were so loud! I cant say how much I appreciate their support."

Patrick Bauer's post match interview is available on Valley Pass. Valley Pass costs just £6.50 per month.

Charlton season tickets are back on sale and for a limited time the club are offering Championship football at League One pricing.

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