Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Monaco's coach hails Henry Onyekuru

Monaco's coach hails Henry Onyekuru

 Monaco's boss Niko Kovac had hinted on his confidence in Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru. 

The 23-year-old winger joined Monaco in 2019 from Premier League outfit Everton in 2019 following his lack of a work permit. The forward fell out in the perking order with ex Monaco's manager Leonardo Jardim. Onyekuru spent 2019/20 on loan with Turkish side Galatasaray for the second season in a row.

The appointment of Kovac, who was sacked by Bayern Munich following a poor run of results in November 2019, seems to have bestowed hope on the youngster. Onyekuru started and laid on a goal in last weekend’s friendly victory over AZ Alkmaar, and now looks set to begin the season as part of Monaco’s starting 11.

“You have certainly seen how we played against AZ,” Kovac said in his pre-match press conference ahead of Monaco’s season opener against Reims. “We played well, we were well prepared to line up in a 4-3-3. But the system is not important to me, it is mainly the attitude of the players that I watch.

“Henry (Onyekuru) and Gelson (Martins) bring us to work on the wings, we know their qualities. I have confidence in them, and I think we have one of the best pair of wingers in France.”

Onyekuru featured in Monaco's first Ligue one game against Reims as they came from 2 goals down to draw the game.

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