MAGAYE Gueye says he never doubted Millwall would equalise against Sheffield Wednesday – even after they missed a penalty.
The Lions were heading for their first defeat in 12 matches after Shaun Williams' spot-kick struck the foot of the post at Hillsborough.
But Gueye picked the perfect moment to score his first goal for the club when he buried a 95th-minute chance to spark wild celebrations among the 300 away fans.
And he told the Southwark News after the 1-1 draw: "The final whistle didn't blow when we missed the penalty so we kept trying and trying to score.
"It is difficult for the mind when you miss a great chance like that but we have got a strong mentality and we always think positively. We'll never stop trying this season."
Gueye, on as a second-half substitute, fired his shot high into the roof of the net – and only inches below the crossbar.
"I wanted to score like that," the Frenchman added. "I didn't want to give the goalkeeper any chance of saving it.
"It was a great ball in from Ricardo Fuller and I just wanted to make sure I was in the right position to score."
The attacker's goalscoring exploits have put him in contention for a starting berth against Rotherham at The Den on Saturday.
But he added: "I haven't been in a team regularly for over a year so I need some time to adapt and get a lot fitter.
"For me it's not important if I start or come off the bench, I just want to help the team win games.
"The team played well and we got a good result, so I'm happy. Scoring the goal is just a bonus for me.
"If I'd passed the ball to Riccy and he'd scored instead, it would have been the same feeling for me."
Gueye's dramatic goal owed a lot to the lung-busting run of Carlos Edwards, who bombed forward from right back before squaring the ball to Fuller inside the area.
And Edwards believes Millwall's last-gasp leveller at Hillsborough underlines the squad's resilience and fighting spirit under manager Ian Holloway.
"Scoring away from home in the last minute feels like a win," Edwards said.
"We've shown that we are a team to be reckoned with and that we're going from strength to strength.
"I didn't lose faith when we missed the penalty.
"Some of the lads might have dropped their shoulders but the manager has told us to never allow our opponent to see that we're discouraged because we've missed a chance.
"We have a manager who believes in us and we really fought for him on Tuesday night. We showed how strong we are by fighting back and long may it continue.
"We won't win every game this season but we want to show the fans that we can stamp our authority on the division."