Koeman: “Clever” Lookman Will Be A Great Player

Koeman: “Clever” Lookman Will Be A Great Player


Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes young Nigerian forward Ademola Lookman still has plenty to learn despite handing him his first start against Bournemouth on Saturday.


Lookman started in the Premier League for the first time since his £11 million move from League One club Charlton as Everton won 6-3.

Reflecting on Lookman's performance in his first start for the Toffees, Koeman outlined the areas the 19-year-old needs to improve. 

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“The young boy has a lot of qualities,” Koeman told Liverpool Echo. 

“He is clever. But in the first half he lost two actions that he took risks to play one against one in a part of the pitch that is not possible.

“I like that he’s clever, but he needs to adapt to the intensity of the game. He is not the most physical or strongest, and you need to play and move. He will be a great player.”

Lookman scored on his debut in Everton's 4-0 win against Manchester City, coming on as a substitute.

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