Wilfried Zaha delighted after first Under-21s goal and praises team mate Raheem Sterling
England 3-0 Romania
An England Under-21s International
Adams Park, Wycombe Wanderers FC
7.00pm, Thursday 21 March 2013
Wilfried Zaha was full of pride after bagging his first goal for the Under-21s, and the man of the match award, as England beat Romania 3-0.
The victory extends the young Lions winning streak to a record eight games and with Euro 2013 on the horizon Zaha says the team believe they they can do well in Israel this summer.
The Crystal Palace forward was in dazzling form from kick-off and continually linked up with Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling with dangerous results.
Taking Sterling's 34th minute pass into the left side of the area, Zaha bent the ball beyond Romanian stopper Laurentiu Branesca to give England the lead.
And a beaming Zaha, who signed for Manchester United in January before being loaned back to Selhurst Park, praised his provider.
"I've wanted that for a while," Zaha told TheFA.com after the game. "I did the hard work, made the runs and I'm happy it paid off."
"Goals-wise I'm not the most prolific striker, so I'm glad to get on the score sheet. It's been a good week so I'm happy to get man of the match as well."
He continued: "I enjoyed playing with Raheem, as he's on my wave-length. Playing with Delfouneso as well, it's just enjoyable.
"The quality we have in the team, any run I make I'm sure someone is going to play me through.
"We've got a good team and definitely have a chance. We just need to carry on, we've got that belief," Zaha added.
"We're bonding as well, we understand each other and it's a very enjoyable experience."
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Watch the FATV post-match interview with Wilfried in the player below