He explained to The Sentinel: â€śI literally just found myself on the ball,â€ť he recalled. â€śI think I wanted to go down on the left, but I came in on my right and luckily the shot has gone in the bottom corner.
â€śItâ€™s one of the best feelings Iâ€™ve felt in my life. This was an opportunity to try to prove a point and show people Iâ€™ve still got what it takes.
â€śIt couldnâ€™t have turned out any better for me in terms of us winning the game and me getting the winning goal.â€ť
The former Stoke skipper insists he wants to remain at the Britannia, but admits that the final decision may not be his. â€śAt the end of the day, every player wants to play, but I donâ€™t want to leave Stoke. I want to play for this club, but sometimes itâ€™s out of your hands.
â€śHopefully, Iâ€™ve shown what Iâ€™ve got to offer. You can feel sorry for yourself because youâ€™re not playing football and feel the whole world is against you â€“ and go around being miserable and be a bad apple.
â€śOr you can feel you are in a very blessed situation, even if youâ€™re not playing, because a lot of bad things are happening out there in the world with people having homes repossessed and losing their jobs.
â€śSo Iâ€™ve really got nothing to moan about.â€ť