Sports News of Saturday, 2 December 2017
Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen has disclosed what he expects from Ghanaian forward Caleb Ekuban following a superb performance against Aston Villa on Friday.
Ekuban, a summer signing from Italian club Chievo Verona, is yet to get on the score sheet in the Championship but did miss three months due to a foot injury.
The 23-year-old made his first start since August in last Saturday’s 2-0 win at Barnsley and kept his place in their 1-1 stalemate with Aston Villa after first choice striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga failed to recover from leg injury.
And when asked what Ekuban has done to impress him, Christiansen said: “Well, I believe he’s a player who is hungry to come out, to do a good performance.”
“He works for the team, put himself in front of the team to make a good pressure, to force the opponent to do mistakes and to don’t think with the ball and after he has good combination with his teammates.”
“The only thing we need is that he makes some goals but that will come also with the time.”
“Well he has a lot to improve, everyone should improve because we have a still young team,” he said.
“I was happy with his performance, he didn’t score, he made a good work for the team, he created some good situations for his team-mates and that was important for me.
“A good part of the win also came through his work and the rest of the players.”