"It was really good to be out there, when you have an injury it brings back the magic of why you love football," said the England international. "To be back out starting, pain free and in Europe for the first time is special.
"It was a different challenge for us, it was a little bit of the unknown but they were a good team.
"It's a fantastic night but a little bit bittersweet. I don't want to take the shine off it myself, it's a European debut and a goal, I should be happy with it, but I wish my family were up there and we had a full King Power Stadium.
"I'm someone who likes pressure and if there are no fans to do that I'll do it myself because I know what levels I can get to."