City striker nets a brace on first start for SC Telstar
PUBLISHED: 10:28 29 September 2020 | UPDATED: 11:46 29 September 2020
Sebastian Soto marked his first start for SC Telstar with a brace as Andries Jonker’s men picked up a 6-1 victory over Den Bosch.
The Norwich City loanee put Telstar 2-0 up in 29 minutes after getting an opportunity to impress from the off.
Issues with his paperwork prevented the 20-year-old starting the season, and he was a late substitute in their 2-1 defeat to MVV Maastricht two weeks ago.
Fellow City loanee Dan Adshead returned to the side after missing their last game due to the late return of a coronavirus test. He played 67 minutes of the win.
Soto was given the nod and repaid the faith ex-Arsenal academy boss Jonker had placed in him - the City loanee beat the offside trap to coolly slot the opening goal into the net.
His second could be defined as a typical striker’s goal. Soto was most alert to the rebound following his initial header being saved to stab the ball into the net.
“It was a lot of fun tonight,” Soto told Dutch outlet Fox Sports. “I enjoyed celebrating with the fans and the team. That was the best feeling.
“The energy from the first minute to the last was the most impressive thing. I thought that (the first goal was offside) to, I think I was alright. It’s just like training, you put it in and if it’s offside then it’s offside.
“The second was a header, I gave myself some room with the defender and it popped back out to me and I just finished it. I think it’s a different mentality when I’m in front of the goal. You do anything to get the ball inside.
“We had discussions with the team, with Norwich and with Andries and this was the best destination - so far it’s working out well.”
Soto’s international future remains the subject of intense speculation - with Chile reportedly keen for the striker to represent them.
The 20-year-old has played for the US national team at every youth level since under-17s, but Soto is eligible for Chile due to his father being born in the country.
“It’s personal between me and my family - I don’t know if I want to answer any of those questions right now. I want to put the focus on my club.
“That’s life. It all comes down to decisions but until I’m in that position - I want to move on with my career.”