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‘Why Okereke Was Picked As Lone Striker Against Roma’ – Venezia Coach

‘Why Okereke Was Picked As Lone Striker Against Roma’ – Venezia Coach

Venezia head coach Paolo Zanetti has explained why he decided to pick David Okereke for the lone striker’s position in his side’s shock 3-2 win against AS Roma.

Okereke was the hero for the newly promoted club after netting the winner in the 74th minute, securing Venezia’s first win over Roma since 1999.

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The Nigerian has now scored his third goal after 11 games in the Italian Serie A.

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And explaining why Okereke was chosen to lead the line, Zanetti told Sky Sports Italia:“I tend to change the centre-forward depending on what we need for the characteristics of the opposition, so this time I wanted Okereke to attack the space with two players in support.”

And on the general performance of his team, he added:“Aside from the result, I would still have been proud of this performance.

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“My players showed they could suffer against a top club and worked hard, we never held back from attacking and creating, we turned the game around from a losing situation and when my players show this spirit, a coach can only be proud.

“The group is coming together now. We have a core of the team that did well last season, they are helping me to bring the 20-or-so foreign new players to settle in and today we really were a team, even regardless of the historic victory.”

By James Agberebi

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  • Diran 3 months ago

    David Okereke of Venezia is simply world-class. I am surprised he is not even considered good enough for the Super Eagles. Coach Rohr and his scouts should please extend an invitation to him.

    Thanks