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Brentford Boss Hails Onyeka After Impressive Debut Vs Manchester United

Brentford Boss Hails Onyeka After Impressive Debut Vs Manchester United

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has praised Frank Onyeka following the midfielder’s debut appearance for the club against Manchester United on Wednesday.

Onyeka saw action for 30 minutes in the 2-2 draw against the Red Devils at the Old Trafford.

The Nigeria international took the place of Max Haygarth in the 61st minute.

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“Brilliant, fantastic to see Frank getting some minutes,” Frank told the club’s TV.

“There’s a reason why we only played him 30 minutes because we wanted to build him, he got a little bit you know fragmented start because of pre-season in Midtjylland, and then quarantine and the transfer and all that.

“So we need to build him to get to the right fitness level but very nice to see him get thirty minutes.”

The 23-year-old recently linked up with the Premier League newconers from Danish out FC Midtylland.

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  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    …from Denmark to England is a solid career progression. One thing I noticed about this guy is that he seems fearless and is never shy to get dirty… I particularly like him for being good at slide-tackles, one area I think Ndidi can improve… any midfielder who can slide in a flash and win balls is solid because in football, there are players who it’s almost impossible to retrieve balls from them when you tackle and screen them standing up… If onyeka can add intelligent directional change… ball drag-backs and turns… he will be a revelation in Premier League. The move to EPL is timely because he has outgrown Danish league certainly… I wish plenty luck and hope the new challenge will afford him ample opportunity and motivation to win Nigerian ball fans over… some like me who think, there is still a high ceiling above him for improvement and conviction… I shall be watching Brentford like I did Fulham last season… One love!

    • nnamdi 3 years ago

      dat slide tackles can cause serious issue based on how complicated that penalty area might be u can have a close look at most of his field video he equally need to be careful

      • JimmyBall 3 years ago

        @nnamdi… good observation. However, the craft of a good midfielder should be such that threats coming to his defence is removed in safe areas… normally slide tackles helps in balls that are 50-50 as it gives you quicker reach for the ball… once contact is first made with the ball, it won’t be an infringement. I will be hoping… Onyeka makes his slide tackles in areas that freekicks won’t hurt us… but I will not advise it anywhere near edge of the box to avoid what Mahrez did to us…

      • I agree. Its not advisable to be known as a player who like sliding for the ball. Intelligent players can set a trap for you and cause you to give away free kicks in dangerous areas, penalties and get unnecessarily booked.
        Ndidi is too smart in his ball winning technique that he doesn’t need to slide. Since joining the premiership I cant remember him ever getting sent off. He has mastered the art of ball winning. He only needs to add accurate shooting, good ball distributions and a bit more mobility to his game.
        Frank is just coming up and has a lot to learn in the premiership. I hope he takes the opportunity as it comes.
        Raphael onyedika is not a bad player as well. After watching the highlights of the uefa club qualifiers in which he scored the winning goal against Celtic, I must say that he looks like a good player for the future. Lots of running, energy and he has good height. Given one or two seasons of regular game time with his danish club, I see him moving on to bigger things in bigger leagues.

  • walking 3 years ago

    I don get new club to support like this.

    I really can’t wait for his partnership with ndidi, and a standard number 10 with the duo.

    Its getting better for the super eagles.

  • komol 3 years ago

    Wilfred Indidi.
    Frank Onyeka.
    Raphael Oyedika.
    Etabo Ogbenekaro.
    The list is going…

  • Mutum 3 years ago

    Here we go again..onyeka is not a worth this hype. Just an average player who will only improve with time. His not even ripe for eagles midfield!! Good luck bro

    • The guy really doesn’t bring much to the team (super eagles) except being a backup to the other players in midfield. I just hope he can develop into a player who can add value to team.

  • Patrick 3 years ago

    We have the players that can earn Nigeria another world cup ticket. The problem with the current super eagles is whether the coach or manager will adopt the right techniques or tactics in the course of the qualifiers. The defining moment in the campaign is the two matches we are going to play against cape Verde.

  • Frank is best suited for a team that is willing to attack because he covers the tracks of attacking players very inteligently…..he is also a good sweeper and he sweeps timely too….he is very good in sliding tackles too….what impresses me most in his game is his quickness to the ball….Most super eagles players especially the midfielders are always shy in tackles to win the ball back when they lose it….. Anyone saying this guy is not Super Eagles material yet is very wicked and doesn’t mean well for Nigerian football.

  • Charlesemeka 3 years ago

    We should take it easy on the hype and pray he improves. Nowadays it’s not only tackles and running for DMs

    To me he is a low budget ndidi who I believe the epl will polish.

  • Charlesemeka 3 years ago

    There is another young Nigerian DM making waves in Belgium with Genk. Have forgotten his name but was in our last u20 team. He is tipped to see more playing in the league this coming season

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