Dieter Van Tornhout hails best moment of his career

The Kilmarnock striker says his goal against Celtic at Hampden was 'like a dream'.

Dieter van Tornhout
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Kilmarnock’s League Cup match winner Dieter Van Tornhout says his goal in Sunday’s final was the best moment of his career so far.

The Belgian striker headed home Lee Johnson’s cross in the 84th minute to take the trophy to Rugby Park for the very first time. Van Tornhout, who turned 27 on Sunday, was a second-half substitute replacing Gary Harkins after 73 minutes.

He joined Kenny Shiels’ men in January after terminating his contract with Cypriot side Nea Salamina.

And speaking to STV, the former Club Brugge man described his feelings after seeing the ball hit the back of the net.

He said: “It was incredible, an amazing feeling. It was a perfect cross and it was not so difficult to put my head on the ball.

“It was amazing to celebrate with the many supporters who were there. It was perfect.

“It was the best moment of my career because it won us the cup.

“The fans were super, they supported us a lot and to celebrate with my team-mates on the pitch was an amazing feeling.

“It’s like a dream because you join a new team, you try to do your best as much as possible and if something happens like this then it is super.”
 

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