‘What do I do?’ – Stoke City’s Lasse Sorensen on his career first



Stoke City midfielder Lasse Sorensen scored his first senior career goal last night – and admitted he wasn’t sure how to celebrate.

Sorensen is on loan at League One MK Dons and netted their second goal in a 6-0 home victory over Norwich City Under-21s in the Papa John’s Trophy knockout stage.

The 21-year-old Dane, who was man of the match, found the top corner following a one-two with Ste Walker.

“It was my first goal – I don’t score often! When it went in, I thought ‘What’s going on?! What do I do?!’,” he told the MK Citizen.

“I was happy though, you always want to score or assist, and do the best for the team.

“Every game you go out there wanting to do your best. I’m happy to be named man of the match, but everyone did well. I did well, but I think equally there were others out there who played just as well.”

Sorensen also had a hand in another of the Dons’ goals as his set-piece was nodded home by Regan Poole on a comfortable evening for Russell Martin’s side.

“Normally when I take set-pieces, I have to deliver. But I can’t assist if there’s no-one on the end of it, so it takes my ball and it took Regan to get up there, get a head on it and put it away,” he explained.

“You can never be happy with one or two, you can’t take your foot off. You need that mentality.

“Fair play to Norwich, they kept on going, never gave up. It’s never nice to lose 6-0, but they put a real shift in so well done to them.”

Sorensen has played eight times for Stoke City, but was sent out on loan by manager ?Michael O’Neill to aid his development.

He has been in and out of the MK Dons team so far this season, but has managed 18 appearances from the start and off the substitutes’ bench.

MK Dons currently find themselves in 17th place in the table with four wins from their 16 league encounters.

Dons boss Martin said: “We felt it would happen (a big win) at some point – or at least we hoped they would,” he said. “I missed some of the goals because I was shouting at the defence!

“We’ve created a lot of chances this season but we haven’t had the goals to reflect that. It’s something we’re working on and we really committed to.

“There were some outstanding goals and we could have had more. The composure they showed in and around the box, especially in the second half, was really good to see. To a man, we were outstanding and I’m really glad to be in the next round.

“It’s an outstanding performance against strong opposition, they started really well. But it shows what we can do if we manage the game well from the start.

“The biggest thing for me was their relentlessness, intensity, their desire, the speed they moved the ball, their commitment to win the ball back.

“I’m delighted we’re though and we did it in a way we deserved.”





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