Extra Time: “Amadou Onana has the energy that means the next level at the highest level” | Premier League

Extra Time: “Amadou Onana has the energy that means the next level at the highest level” | Premier League
Extra Time: “Amadou Onana has the energy that means the next level at the highest level” | Premier League

His transfer fee made some people frown during the summer, but since then Amadou Onana has played in every league game for Everton to date and he has been in the starting line-up in the last three league games.

During the derby against Liverpool he excelled and that was also noticeable in the statistics afterwards: most duels won, most headers too, most balls conquered, and highest accuracy in passing.

That is why Onana is applying for a ticket to Qatar. Peter Vandenbempt hopes he will get that ticket from Roberto Martinez. “We know that it is difficult to penetrate into Martinez’s group, because the national coach is quite conservative in his choices,” Vandenbempt said.

“There are a number of things that point to change”, Filip Joos is hopeful. “Romeo Lavia who is doing well. Onana is doing at least as well, because she was very good against Liverpool. And at the same time, Axel Witsel plays at the center of the back at Atletico.”

“At Dortmund the trainer already thought that Witsel played better a row lower and now Diego Simeone (at Atletico), not the least, thinks the same,” Joos continues.

“Lavia and Onana are young players, who provide energy and that’s part of the problem with the Red Devils, isn’t it?”

“At the highest level, that is indeed what makes players into modern footballers at the moment,” says Peter Vandenbempt. “I don’t want to shortchange Witsel with that, because he has been praised by too many trainers for that, but that energy is the next level. nowadays.”

The national coach has previously said that Amadou Onanan reminds him of Fellaini, but a different name comes up earlier at the Extra Time table.

The comparison with Patrick Veira is more valid, a faster and technically stronger footballer in that position in midfield.

“Fellaini instills fear in opponents and was certainly not a big and clumsy player, but Onana has more footballing qualities,” says Vandenbempt.

Take Onana and Romeo Lavia to the World Cup if they are both fit? “They are different. They could play together”, concludes Filip Joos.

The article is in Dutch

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