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‘He’s Not Even Peaked’ — Former Fulham Boss Tips Lookman For Greatness

‘He’s Not Even Peaked’ — Former Fulham Boss Tips Lookman For Greatness

Former Fulham caretaker manager, Stuart Gray has backed Ademola Lookman to become a menace for opposing defenders in future.

Lookman has become an integral part of the Atalanta squad since his arrival at the Gewiss Stadium two years ago.

Gray is well aware of the winger’s quality having worked closely with him during their time together at Fulham.

The Nigeria international scored five goals in 36 appearances during his loan spell with the Whites in the 2020/21 season.

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Gray praised Lookman for raising his game and predicted that the Nigerian will do bigger things in future.

“He’s become physically stronger. His brain seems to be working quicker, his first touch, his receiving of the ball. His confidence as well, the boy can take anyone on and think he’s going to beat them,” he was quoted by The Scottish Sun.

” He’s like a golfer with the amount of hours they put in. Huge credit to him that he’s not just stayed in this country. He’s got off his backside and gone abroad. He’s only 26, he’s not even peaked.”

The 26-year-old has scored eight goals and recorded four assists in 24 league appearances for Atalanta this season.

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  • Larry 1 month ago

    This is the same player Finito Finidi decided to bench for bench warmers in two warm up games..
    Same Ogogoro Finito witnessed Lookman’s exceptional performance that attracted top 11 in Africa recognition. Only to show his the stinking idea in his big pot belly by frustrating most of the foreign born stars to favor his bois.
    Based on his delusional preferential actions, it won’t be wrong to assume that Finidi lacks all traits of intelligence and mindsets to lead.
    Just like seial failure Amunike, Finito is not a good fit for the team.
    Local coaches are just too unprepared mentally and technically to handle current national team. An affordable foreign coach with a proven track record is the way to go.

    • Sunnyb 1 month ago

      Bro, the uncivilized ogororo drinker and other ethnic fools  alike thinks they’ve monopolized soccer,. They need history lesson on nigeria soccer.The clueless coach was playing to script trust me, benching those boys was deliberate. Imagine if northern coach of Yoruba coach did that.And some guys clamoring for this guy or Amuneke to lead super eagles. 

  • pompei 1 month ago

    But why do pipo keep associating Finidi with ogogoro also known as Sapele water or kai kai? I have heard this several times.
    Is there an iota of truth to this, or is it falsehood?
    Anyway, drinking ogogoro has been known to sharpen the mind. Football coaches automatically become more tactical after sipping ogogoro. If Westerhof had sipped some in that match against Italy in 1994, we could have won it hands down.
    Ogun Efon should have taken some kai kai during that 2nd leg world cup qualifier against Ghana. If he had done that, he for see road like express, and Ghana would have been defeated. Peseiro too made the big mistake of not taking ogogoro during the Afcon final against CIV.
    Ogogoro increases oxygen supply to the brain, and makes people sharper mentally.
    Coaches should be encouraged to sip ogogoro regularly, especially during tough games.

  • Na waoooo for Nigerians they must complain in everything.they want to kill finidi because he lost friendly against mali I no blame some of you here.my question to @larry is it a crime to lost a football match as a coach? Klopp no de lose? Guadiola no de lose.pesciro no lose matches? Rohr no lose matches? What has finidi done wrong? Stop castigating your fellow man because he lost against mali.friendly match is made to test new players and new formation.last time it was Eguavon now is finidi.we should learn to apriciate and souport our local coachees.

    • Onwajunior 1 month ago

      Baba na Thursday dem dey take know as weekend go be! Finidi wld take us backward. As a person, he may be great and I respect him; but truth be told he’s not competent to lead SE.

    • Kanayo 1 month ago

      You get time dey respond to deluded, confused human being. He didn’t even start in todays game against Liverpool or even brought out to play. Will he go after his coach for not including him in the line -up. Abeg make una leave Finidi alone. If you can’t stand him being the coach of the eagles, you can go jump the river on burn yout Tv for all i care.

    • Abdul 1 month ago

      That his decision to bench Lookman in the two games defined him….also Tella. Come on! Waht was he thinking. One can even argue that Lookman was our best player at that afcon…i mean. And who were those played ahead of him? ahba….I was also his huge supporter going into the friendly, but nope, we don’t want him.

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