Nigerian striker, David Okereke, believes Italian Serie A strugglers Cremonese can escape getting relegated to Serie B at the end of the season if they keep picking up important points like they did against Bologna on Monday.
Okereke was on target for Cremonese putting the visitors in front in the 50th minute but they were pegged back by an own goal from centre-back Vlad Chiriches in the 55th minute with both sides failing to grab the winner despite several attempts.
The goal put an end to Okereke’s five-game goal drought in the league while taking his goals tally in the season to four in 18 league appearances for Cremonese who are currently bottom of the Serie A nine points away from safety. Cremonese is the only team in the Italian topflight this season yet to record a win.
Speaking after the draw, Okereke says he believes that if they keep taking valuable points home and away, they can still escape relegation at the end of the season.
“We still have something to play for in the league, so for us every point is fundamental,” Okereke told DAZN after the game. “We have to keep doing what we’re doing, without giving away anything. If we defend well we can bring something home, then it’s up to us.”
Okereke has since dedicated the goal to a dead child whose funeral he attended in December 2022.
“During the World Cup I went to a child’s funeral, they gave me this shirt and I decided to take it with me so I can dedicate some goals to him.”