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‘What A Performance’ — Finidi Lauds Lookman’s Superb Display Against Leverkusen

‘What A Performance’ — Finidi Lauds  Lookman’s Superb Display Against Leverkusen

Super Eagles head coach, Finidi George has talked up Ademola Lookman’s exceptional performance in the Europa League final.

Lookman scored all three goals as Atalanta defeated Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Wednesday night.

His international teammate Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella were also in action for Bayer Leverkusen in the thrilling contest.

The winger scored twice in the first half and added the third after the break.

Read Also:Nigeria’s Sports Minister Showers Encomiums On UEL Champion, Lookman; Hails Boniface,Tella On Stellar Season

The 26-year-old entered the history books as the first African to score a hat-trick in the final of a major European competition.

He has now scored 15 goals across all competitions for La Dea this season.

“Watching @Alookman_ @NathanTella_11 & @boniface_jrn in the Europa League final was a thing of joy and national pride. Well-done, guys ,” Finidi wrote on X.

“And what a performance that was from Lookman ✨.”

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  • Next we will hear you saying you want to include 7 NPFL players that should be aiming for CHAN in Super Eagles meaning you will be Ommitting guys like Lookman abi?.. Oga. Finidi you had better focus on how to make this super stars gel as a team and looking to add more talents like Lookman and not increasing your pocket with criminality and Injustice, because I tell you, if we mis this Olise Chance a player with Potentials like Saka and Lookman We will be the ones to regret as we will only make our chances of ever Winning WC harder as we potentially will be making the likes of France and England maybe Algeria even Stronger. Oga Finid Make we no hear say you fall our hand oo

  • Larry 4 weeks ago

    Many are praising lookman for his exploit in the Europe Cup Final but to be fair a significant portion of the accolades should go to the management of Atalanta who saw his greatness,his team mates for showing him love (though the reqctions of Samacca to the first two goals looked weird), and the Gasperini for his manageeial uprightness and transparency.
    I don’t know Finidi’s intention, but if he decides to forfeit dirty politics and bribery for personal and national glory, then he should take a note from recent from recent champions. Gasperinidoes not only select the best but has developed an infusion of traditional pattern (cohesion, commitments, targeted long ball) into modern (speed, directness,
    and structural balancing) into his style.
    There is no need inviting players who have refused to grow, senior players who are comfortable playing in lower league but woeful for SE and top 5 leagues. The attacking midfield is a major concern for SE. This us the time to invite skillful midfielders who can shoot, supply killer passes, and defend. Samson Tijani and Dele Bashiru are perfect examples. These are really young folks that can be integrated to help the team. There are others like Olawoyin, Obinna, and Folorunsho.
    In those days when unexpected rockets and screamers could be unleashed from different angles from Oliseh, Okocha, Garba, and Finidi. The team needs at least two replica of these guys,The Dele Bashiru with Watford FC,and I learned there’s one Enyimba player with rockets in his foot).
    I still believe a good foreign coach is the best option for the team but since Finidi has been selected, we can only help with constructive criticism.
    Oh before i forget, @Finidi where is the team list ?

  • Mercy 4 weeks ago

    Xabi Alonso prepared for the final but he definitely did not planned to stop Ademola Lookman in his preparation and he was severely punished for that.

    Lookman as grown alot, he understands the position he need to occupy on the field. Despite being a winger, he did not need to dribble a lot of players before he will be through on goal. His shooting were always perfect and powerful.

  • pompei 4 weeks ago

    Alonso did not see Lookman coming.
    Like a boxer getting sucker punched. Lookman knocked him out. Alonso and NeverLusen hit the deck, and stayed down.
    That is how Lookman changed their name from NEVERLUSEN TO WOTOWOTOLUSEN.

  • James 4 weeks ago

    Ogaboss you have the players with great great qualities at your palm at the moment, and we naija fans are solidly behind you, your staffs and our darling super eagles, hopefully you pay us back with honesty and transparency…

  • What’s holding the list of players though.

  • Omo9ja 3 weeks ago

    Congratulations to Lookman. What a performance that was.

    That is Lookman for us all. If he wants to play football he plays it to best of his ability.

    I hope Finidi is watching ba?
    George have to approach the two matches like Atalanta did against Bayern Leverkusen.

    They gave no space to Bayern Leverkusen and Bayern were no where to be found.

    Finidi should never make the mistakes the Bayern Leverkusen gaffer made. How would you bench your key players? Boniface, Tella and co huh?

    However I don’t know what South Africa and Benin will be thinking now.

    Oshimen, Boniface, Dessers, Moffi, Onuachu to name few of our inform strikers. Kai, no hidden place for South Africa and Benin. Can’t wait to see Oga Rohr and his former fans with their excuses again lol.

    Jokes apart, the two encounters won’t be easy but God is in control. All our boys have to do is to take the game to our opponents because we have what it takes to beat Benin and South Africa.

    Once again, congratulations to Molalookman. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

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