Cagliari's Cossu delighted with role in Great Escape
"It's a marvellous feeling to get my first Serie A goal and secure survival - I couldn't ask for anything more," he enthused.
"I gave my contribution to keep my hometown club in the top flight. I am living a dream.
Some experts have even dared to compare the resurgent Cossu to a former Sardinian hero Gianfranco Zola.
"I have no particular role models, even if I am happy to come close to Zola," Cossu grinned. "My favourite role is to play behind the strikers.
"I have to be grateful to my boss for throwing me into the mix against Torino and to the President who wanted me back and is happy with me."