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‘It Shows How They Are Important For Us ‘ — Fulham Boss Lauds Iwobi, Bassey After Win Over Man United

‘It Shows How They Are Important For Us ‘ — Fulham Boss Lauds  Iwobi, Bassey After Win Over Man United

Fulham manager Marco Silva has heaped plaudits on Alex Iwobi and Calvin Bassey for their positive impact in the Whites away win against Manchester United on Saturday.

The Nigerian duo were both on target in Fulham’s 2-1 win at the Old Trafford.

It was the London club’s first win over Manchester United since 2003.

Bassey’s opener was cancelled out by Harry Maguire one minute from regulation time.

Iwobi then fired home the winning goal deep into stoppage time.

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“The two players [Bassey and Iwobi] that were at the Africa Cup [of Nations]. And that we miss them,” Silva told BeINSports after the game.

“They were decisive in terms of the goals. It just shows how they are important for us in the way I want to play, in our way.

“It is really nice to see both scoring goals and helping us to win.”

Bassey’s goal was his first in the Premier League for Fulham.

Iwobi on the other hand has scored four times in 18 league outings for the Cottagers.

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  • Papafem 2 months ago

    “They are important to us in the way I want to us play.”
    That says a lot.

    A coach determines how a team plays, not the players.

    A coach determines how effective his team can be, not the players.

    Iwobi that many of condemned at the Afcon for not doing enough is the players scored abd influenced the game against Man U.

    The difference is this: Marco played to Iwobis strength while Peseiro underutilized and underemployed the dude. Y’all should stop running the guy down.

  • @Papafem you are very right. IWOBI took the game to Man UTD in a way i didnt believe he played attacking football and players were positioned for short passes. Peseiro’s Tactics in Afcon drained the players and his transition game required them to make a lot of Long passes both low and high and and coupled with Peseiro’s player positioning requirements which also didnt suit him (Iwobi) and alot of the other players he had a poor tournament.

    • Arabmoney 2 months ago

      My brother u also right 
      Take a look at Simon ademola and chukwueze all drained playing to Morinho”s brother stupid style 

  • Arara Kumbie 2 months ago

    Iwobi is just too good. Y”all can thank me later.

  • Chima E Samuels 2 months ago

    Please henceforth no matter the formation Super Eagles coaches play they should  hand Iwobi a free role because he is a separate department in SE prior to the afcon and when misused can be costly to the team’s attacking department. Iwobi understands football that if you tell him to play nonsense he will do it for you as Peseiro asked of him at the Afcon.

  • Papafem 2 months ago

    CSN should bring back the edit button. See what I typed, chai. Apology for those errors

  • They really make us proud.

    The following are what make the victory sweet:
    1. Both of them are Nigerian
    2. The match was at Old Trafford
    3. The defeat that Onana ( Cameroon goal keeper) dodge at afcon was given to him by the two Nigerian that also played Cameroon at afcon.

    God bless Nigeria.

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