Roony Bardghji

Roony on the derby, sleep and scoring against Man Utd

Roony Bardghji admits he got very little sleep on Wednesday night after scoring the winner for F.C. Copenhagen against Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League.

But the 17-year-old says he's managed to remain focused on the task in hand this weekend as FCK prepare to take on Brøndby in Sunday's derby in Parken.

"It was almost impossible to get any sleep! You're just happy, and there are so many thoughts going around in your head, so it was hard to sleep, and I just lay awake most of the night," says Rooney, who says he's watched the United match back already.

"Yes, of course. I only came on from the bench in the second half, so I didn't get to be involved in that many plays, but of course I had to watch it again."

"There are many occasions when you may not see where all the teammates are in a situation, and then you come home and see it on TV that here and there you could have played the ball."

Roony Bardghji
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Looking forward, Roony says preparation for the derby couldn't have been better after the drama of Wednesday evening.

"It can't get any better!" he says. "First the Champions League on Wednesday in a packed Parken and now a derby, it's a huge motivation for all of us.

"I've been preparing (to score against Brøndby) for a whole month."

Roony, who turns 18 on Wednesday, earned FCK a point when equalising in the last minute against Brøndby during a 1-1 draw a year ago.

In September he scored twice in the final 10 minutes to reverse a clash at Brøndby Stadium in FCK's favour, with the Lions winning 3-2.

Sunday's match in Parken is a sell-out and kicks off at 12 noon. You can watch the game on TV3+ / Viaplay.