TEENAGE starlet Tino Livramento showed his maturity and overarching desire to win in a deflated post-match interview, despite “one of the best feelings” to score his first ever senior goal.

The right-back ran riot down the wing with marauding runs, wicked crosses and even a couple of serious sights at goal as he caused the Burnley left-hand side terror throughout.

His application was given a dream reward, but not before he had the elation of a first career goal and a Premier League notch ripped away from him as he watched his first-half effort cannon off the far post and bounce back along the goalline to safety.

Undeterred, he continued to steam forward and got his just desserts when he was most switched on from a Nathan Redmond corner, sneaking in behind in the carnage caused by a leaping Armando Broja to find himself unmarked and able to turn in for the equaliser.

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At just 18-years-old and having taken the brave step to leave Chelsea, his comfort zone since the age of nine, that courage seems to all be paying off with a run of all nine consecutive Premier League games this campaign.

Daily Echo: Tino Livramento celebrates his career-first goal with long-term friend Armando Broja (Pic: Stuart Martin)Tino Livramento celebrates his career-first goal with long-term friend Armando Broja (Pic: Stuart Martin)

Anyone would understand the teen for approaching the post-match interview with a beaming smile and an overwhelming sense of disbelief – but without going home for three points, a first-ever goal isn’t enough for that.

“It’s one of the best feelings I have had so far,” Livramento admitted, speaking to the Daily Echo, “it would have been nice to top it off with three points but yeah I’m happy to help the team.

“It’s a bit flat (the dressing room), maybe we should have won the game.

“I feel like Burnley will feel like they should have won it as well so maybe a point is a fair result.”

Daily Echo: Saints were held to a 2-2 draw against Burnley at St Mary's (Pic: Stuart Martin)Saints were held to a 2-2 draw against Burnley at St Mary's (Pic: Stuart Martin)

He continued: “We just have to build on it, you know, we have got huge games coming up and we’re all looking forward to putting that right, picking up points.”

On the day his boyhood side and former club hit Premier League strugglers Norwich for seven goals at Stamford Bridge, Livramento had made sure the afternoon was special in his own right.

Livramento’s case is quite unusual at just 18. Chelsea are no strangers to seeing talented players walk out the door when they think the pathway to stardom isn’t quite there for them. This season alone has seen Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori depart for Italy’s Serie A.

Daily Echo: Roma striker Tammy Abraham is an England international (Pic: PA)Roma striker Tammy Abraham is an England international (Pic: PA)

Then there’s names you might not see resurface in the Premier League ever again, Mario Pasalic, Marko Marin, Kenneth Omeruo, Ola Aina, Nathan – the full list is as long as your arm. But they all share a similarity.

That’s leaving Chelsea when their first team pathway is no longer present, but almost always when they’re early-to-mid 20’s – when pushed, really. Livramento jumped well before that. He knew he was good enough to take a chance now, even at the top level.

“So far, so well,” he admitted, “but I just have to keep my head down and take every opportunity as it comes.

“I’m looking forward to progressing and helping the team work hard.”