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Onyekuru Opens Galatasaray Goal Account In Pre-Season Game Defeat To Valencia

Onyekuru Opens Galatasaray Goal Account In Pre-Season Game Defeat To Valencia

    By Adeboye Amosu:

    Nigeria forward, Henry Onyekuru , scored his first goal for Turkish giants, Galatasaray in the club’s 2-1 pre-season defeat to Spanish club, Valencia on Saturday at the Stade St. Léonard, Switzerland, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

    Onyekuru who started the game on the bench replaced Inan Selçuk a minute before the hour mark.

    Valencia opened scoring through Vezo Ruben in the 35th minute.

    Toni Lato doubled Valencia’s in the 51st minute to make their dominance count.

    Substitute Onyekuru halved the deficit for Galatasaray in the 59th minute, his first goal for the club following his loan move from English club, Everton.

    The former Anderlecht striker made his first appearance for Fathi Terim’s men against Dutch club, PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday.

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  • Though I am not one to bring down any of our players for plying their trade in average leagues and clubs, I have to give Onyerkuru kudos for attempting to get his career back on track at Galastasaray.

    You see, if you must play in Ukraine, then strive to play for Shakhter Donetsk; if in Russia, then kit for clubs like of CSKA Moscow ; if you find yourself in Scotland, then turn out for Celtic or Rangers. If all else fails and you find yourself in Slovakia, then the club to be will be perhaps Trencin FC.

    Though in average leagues, these are clubs that would guarantee the potential prospect of playing in continental competitions and the skills, experience and exposure that this brings above merely playing average teams in the league.

    This is not to criticize any players however, playing for any of Fenerbahce, Besiktas or Galastasaray in Turkey is playing for the “cream of the crop”.

    The league may be average, but the club is exceptional. Onyerkuru would have fellow national team players from other countries as team-mates and will have to prove his worth to make match day squads.

    The competition he faces within the club for appearances, within the the league to retain the Turkish league title and in European competitions should be beneficial for Onyerkuru’s development.

    When he joined Anderlecht, the Onitsha-born speedster hit the ground running with one goal in every other game. Yet, this was not good enough for coach V. who implied that “Onyerkuru dribbled aimlessly and lacked the skills of a center forward”.

    Now in Turkey, it is hoped that his current coach will seek to channel Onyerkuru’s talents on the right path which should give a lot of self-belief which the young man needs at the moment after his rather unpleasant experience at Anderlecht.