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Big boost for Gio

Giovani Dos Santos admits it was a special moment to score his first goal for the Club since joining from Barcelona last summer.

Giovani Dos Santos admits it was a special moment to score his first goal for the Club since joining from Barcelona last summer.

The Mexican netted to give us hope in the second half of our UEFA Cup Round of 32 second leg against Shakhtar Donetsk at The Lane on Thursday.

But although his blistering left foot strike was not enough to keep us in the competition, ‘Gio' chose to focus on the positives.

After an impressive pre-season, injuries and a lack of First Team games have made it a tough maiden season in England for the 19-year-old.

So opening his account for Spurs was a big lift for the tricky forward, who said: "It feels great to score my first Spurs goal and I'm very happy. It was a big goal for me, my family and my fans.

"I've been working very hard and I was pleased with my performance overall, so I just have to keep that going now. That's the only way to go about it.

"I gave 100 per cent out there and that's what I try to give every time I go out on the pitch.

"I was pleased with the goal and the reaction of the fans."

The only disappointment for ‘Gio' is that his goal was not enough to keep us in Europe, and he added: "It was a difficult game but we had a young team and we did everything we could to get through.

"We just have to be happy with the effort we put in and take that forward into future games."