HomeNigerian Footballers Abroad

Genk Coach Must Restrategise To Get Best From Onuachu -Buffel

Genk Coach Must Restrategise To Get Best From Onuachu -Buffel

Ahead of today’s Belgian Cup against Winkel Sports, former Genk’s assistant captain Thomas Buffel has attributed Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu’s goal drought to the poor strategy being implemented by current coach, John Van den Brom.

Onuachu, who last season netted 33 goals in the Belgian League, has failed to scored a goal since netting the winner against Sint-Truiden last September.

Speaking with HNB in an interview, Buffel said that the Nigerian international must be given some extra crosses that would help him to utilise his height.

Read Also: Why FIFA Must Prioritise Players Welfare -Rohr

“For this, coach, you can’t just stick to what went well in the past. If you then make different choices, you have to create clarity. Everyone has to be part of the story, the collective takes precedence over everything.”

“Even Paul Onuachu fell through the ice against AA Gent. These are physically tough months. He must try to bring back that good feeling in training. Give him some extra crosses, he must see that ball fly against the nets again”, Buffel concludes.

1xBit
completesports classifieds

Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com

N1Bet
Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.

 

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 3
  • PAUL ONUACHU HAS A LOT OF WORK TO DO IF HE IS,TO CATCH UP WITH THE LIKES OF VICTOR OSIMHEN, TAIWO AWONIYI, IHEANACHO AND EVEN FRINGE PLAYERS LIKE SADIQ UMAR AND DENNIS. HE REALLY NEEDS TO COME OUT OF THAT LEAGUE AND BE AMONG THE BIG BOYS. HE WILL MOST LIKELY BE IN THE SUPER EAGLES TEAM TO AFCON BUT HE WILL BE PLAYING SECOND FIDDLE TO A LOT OF OTHER PLAYERS.

     
  • Onuachu: where is it going wrong?

    By the time Genk face Winkel Sports in the Belgian Cup tie later today, Paul Onuachu – if selected – would have gone a whole 5 games without finding the back of the net across all competitions in club football.

    Whilst ordinarily this might not be such a cause for concern yet for most strikers as the season is still very much young, Onuachu’s case is slightly different.

    For one with so many doubters, Onuachu’s crazy goals-to-games ratio last season served as a saving grace and guaranteed him national team invitations whilst drowning out the voices of concern about his overall centre forward abilities.

    He just couldn’t stop scoring last season, finally ending with an astonishing 35 goals (and 5 assists) in 41 games across all competitions for Genk. Speculations were rife of a move to a more glamorous club in a bigger league in Europe following such a spectacular goal scoring feat.

    Sadly, the ‘dream move’ did not materialise much to the frustration of Onuachu himself who was quoted recently as saying: “I can do nothing more to secure a transfer. The football world is not always fair.”

    If he couldn’t do anything more, he surely doesn’t want to do anything less! Going more games without scoring will only vindicate the views of critics who long argued that, not only is Onuachu a dreary one-dimensional striker, he is also a potential one-season wonder whose style isn’t much sought-after by modern football managers and he is definitely not one to excite in Super Eagles colours.

    For the national team, Onuachu’s mad goals return for Genk often made it rather embarrassing for Rohr to overlook him even though the German gaffer clearly had his sights on other options. Now, with a goals drought, Rohr would not think twice to bypass Onuachu for strikers like Taiwo Awoniyi or Sadiq Umar who are more of fan-favourites.

    Reading the article on Complete Sports where Thomas Buffel, Genk’s former assistant captain, asked for a strategic rethink and more crosses to be whipped in for Onuachu to rediscover his killer boots will only play into the hands of, and be laughed at by many critics ; those who have longed complained that Onuachu can only be successful in quaint and antiquated style of play that relies on long balls and crosses from out of date wingers.

    This assessment, I think, is harsh. There is more to Onuachu’s play than just profiting from unprepossessing crosses. He is skillful in his movements and masterful in burying his chances from in and around the 18 yard box. His shots are technical and pack a mighty velocity.

    I think he is still disappointed at not securing a lucrative transfer at the back of his exploits of last season and this may be mentally eating away at his productivity thereby making him less lethal. Even when he scores this season, he does not seem to celebrate with unbridled joy; he doesn’t seem happy where he (still) is.

    Onuachu nonetheless has an impressive 9 goals in 11 games thus far this season against his name. On another day, this stats will be a fantastic start to the season despite the recent goals drought.

    But not Onuachu: he set the bar so ridiculously high for himself from last season that only by attaining such craziness again this term can he hope to cement a place in the Super Eagles and continue to keep critics shtum.

    The season is still very much young and his return of 11 goals across 17 games in all competitions thus far represents a healthy booty. Though he is waiting for his dream move – having continued to be linked to a number of Premier League clubs – Onuachu should retain his hunger for scoring goals where he is at the moment.

    If the goals continue to dry up, so will future Super Eagles invites and interests from other clubs (imaginary or otherwise).

     
  • For me it is down to pace he lacks it in a very big way… That is his main problem and why I feel he won’t make the cut in the top 5 big Leagues in Europe. in the modern game a player needs pace, Mobility and Movement as a skill set, Paul lacks there.