Blacktown City boss Mark Crittenden says the talent of his star attacker Danny Choi is “out of this world” after he scored an incredible goal in Tuesday night's incredible 6-2 Westfield FFA Cup win.
Choi, who is on the radar of Hyundai A-League clubs, embarrassed Sydney United goalkeeper Thomas Manos with an astonishing strike from 70 metres out.
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Choi’s howitzer gave Blacktown a 3-2 lead in extra-time before they went on to win 6-2 and move into the last 16 for the first time.
“Danny’s something special, he does things that others can’t,” a beaming Crittenden told Fox Sports.
“His first 20 minutes was horrible but he’s just a special player.
“Mitch Mallia’s the same, Patrick Antelmi, we said he’d come on and do a job and score and he got a hat-trick in the end. The boys defensively after the first 20 minutes were superb as well.
“I knew the longer the game went the better we’d get into the game. We’re extremely fit and not many teams run over us.”
A Blacktown win didn’t look likely early as they fell behind 2-0 inside the first 15 minutes after goals to Chris Payne and Robert Milevski.
But Joey Gibbs pulled one back before the break and then Antelmi scored the first of his treble with 16 minutes left to force extra-time.
“At 2-0 down after 15 minutes we weren’t looking too good but I’ve got so much belief in these boys and they have so much belief in themselves,” Crittenden said.
“When we were back to 2-1 at half-time we believed we could go on and win the game. We’re extremely fit and the talent in the side is second to none.
“They [Sydney United] are a really good football team and to put six past them in the end [is fantastic].”