Manager’s praise for goal-scoring Egyptian…
MARK HUGHES has praised the growing contribution of Ramadan to Stoke City’s 2017/18 Premier League campaign.
The Egyptian earned the Potters a valuable point against Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium yesterday when he bagged his second goal in four days to cancel out Tom Ince’s first half opener.
The 20-year-old became the Club’s youngest ever scorer in the Premier League when he found the target against West Brom last Saturday and Hughes has been impressed by his willingness to contribute to the case.
The manager admits Ramadan still has a habit of frustrating the Club’s coaching staff but insists that’s to be expected from a young player still learning his trade.
“Ramadan gives us great energy as he showed when he came on against Huddersfield,” Hughes told stokecityfc.com
“At times he’ll frustrate you because he’ll make the odd poor decision – sometimes he’ll pass when he should travel with the ball and other times he’ll travel with the ball when he should pass but he’s a young player who is still learning his trade.
“He always gives everything he’s got for us … just look at the goal he scored yesterday. He had to make up a lot of ground to get on the end of Joe Allen’s cross and it wasn’t an easy finish by any means.
“He kept his head down, understood what was needed and stuck it away superbly, thankfully.”
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