David Kasumu says it was a ‘dream come true’ to hear the MK Dons supporters chant his name during the Carabao Cup victory over AFC Wimbledon.
Kasumu, who has been with the Club since at the age of 13, scored his first senior goal in last Tuesday’s tie at the Cherry Red Records Stadium, helping the Dons secure passage through to Round Two of the competition.
The midfielder’s performance was recognised by the travelling MK Dons supporters and that certainly meant a lot to the second-year pro.
“Thank you to the supporters,” Kasumu told iFollow MK Dons after the 4-2 penalty shoot-out success at AFC Wimbledon. “They really helped us and were cheering us on from minute one.
“They were screaming my name as well which meant a lot. When I heard it, it was hard not to smile. I was concentrating on the game but it was a dream come true.”
Kasumu’s goal came on his first senior start since October and, according to manger Paul Tisdale, was just rewards for an impressive pre-season.
“I’ve been working hard throughout pre-season,” Kasumu said. “I’ve been doing my best and working hard for the team.
“If I play well, I know I’ll get chances. I will always try to work as hard as I can and keep putting in performances when I get the opportunity.”
On his goal, Kasumu commented: “I took it out of my feet and thought, why not? Luckily, it went in and I was buzzing.
“We’re allowed to play with freedom, which gives us midfielders confidence to go forward and express ourselves. I was happy with my performance.
“I’m just happy I got the goal and that we won the game - that’s the most important thing.”
Is it the best goal he’s scored, though?
“I guess so,” he said with a smile. “I haven’t scored many goals so I guess that is my best one, yes!”