Josh Coburn spoke after his dream home debut against Sheffield Wednesday.
The 18-year-old striker came off the bench and headed in Boro's second goal of the 3-1 win.
"I'm pretty speechless really!" he said.
"All through the Academy you dream of this.
"The gaffer's been massive, he's helped me with little things,. little movements and that's where the goal came from.
"All thanks to him for giving me the opportunity."