Olympic Marseille's Andre Ayew (R) celebrates with teammate Morgan Amalfitano after scoring against Inter Milan (Photo: Reuters)
Olympique de Marseille forward Andre Ayew didn't hold back after scoring the winner in the final seconds of his team's Champions League 1-0 victory over Inter Milan on Wednesday night.
The Ghana talisman went on a mad dash to celebrate the 93rd minute goal, leaving his teammates trying to catch him.
"I was delighted by this goal and I wanted to celebrate it with the fans. When I looked behind I saw my teammates were running behind me – it made me feel good," Ayew was quoted as saying by French daily France Soiree.
The 22-year-old forward went on to say that he had an additional reason to celebrate the winning goal.
"The goal came as a great relief, especially since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations. I came back tired and disappointed. People expected us to go far in this CAN," in which title-favourite Ghana ended fourth.
"I had to cope with this failure and the temperature switch to play here. The staff and my teammates helped me to bounce back. I thank them all," he added.
Ayew, who has been inspirational for Ghana, scored a crucial winner to help the Black Stars beat Tunisia 2-1 and reach the semis. But the 2010 World Cup quarterfinalists lost to Zambia 1-0 before losing to Mali 2-0 in the third-place match.