By FOX Sports Staff
El Shaarawy scored the crucial away goal in the first leg of the Champions League playoff against PSV, his first for the club since February.
The Itay international expressed his satisfaction on getting on the scoresheet despite being held.
"It's only normal that we were behind in terms of match fitness, but we had good concentration and intensity," he told reporters after the match.
"The only regret is that we were unable to hold on for the win.
"It was my first goal in an official match since the derby and it's also my first header, so it's very satisfying."