QPR Coach, Warburton: Eze Is Pleasure To Work With – Powerful Player With Lots of Technical Ability
Queens Park Rangers manager, Mark Warburton, has talked up the top quality of Ebere Eze following the Nigerian-born attacking midfielder’s match-winning performance in their Sky Bet Championship 3-2 win at Hull City on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.
Hull City shot into the lead through Jarrod Bowen in the 29th minute, and Ryan Manning equalized for QPR in the 44th minute.
Eze troubled the home team’s defence time and again as QPR bossed the second half. Then he won two penalties, in the 78th and 88th minutes and converted the spot kicks himself on both occasions to turn the game on its head, handing the Warburton’s men a 3-1 lead. Hull’s second goal in the 90th minute by Josh Magennis wasn’t enough, and the visitors won it 3-2 at the KCOM Stadium.
Eze’s brace against Hull took his season’s tally to six league goals from 12 games.
Warburton could not his admiration of Eze’s quality and his man-of-the match showing in the away win when he spoke during the post-match press conference.
“Ebere is a very, very talented young player. There is loads of work for him to do and loads of potential for him to still discover,” Warburton told reporters.
“He’s a good player and you saw his quality, his character and his desire to be a better player today [ Saturday]. He’s a very talented individual and he has a very big future ahead of him.
“He’s a powerful athlete and he can go left or right. He looks to get on the ball, his awareness is good and he has lots of technical ability. Like all young players, he has to work hard because this can be a spiteful game if you don’t work hard.
“He’s a pleasure to work with day-in, day-out, as are Ilias, Brighty, Dom Ball, Ryan Manning; there are a number of very good young players in our squad. We have to keep working with them.”
Warburton added: “It’s a team game. We defend our goal and we pick up second balls and we build from there, so it is all about the team.
“I’m delighted for Ebere but he will be the first one to say that it is a big three points for the team and now we focus on a tough game against Reading on Tuesday.”
Eze, 21, was born in Greenwich, England to Nigerian parents. He is eligible to represent Nigeria at senior international level if he decides to switch allegiance. He has represented his country of birth England at U-20 and U-21 levels.
He joined Queens Park Rangers in 2016/17 season on a free after a youth career at Millwall. Eze then played on loan at third tier English League One side Wycombe Wanderers in 1917/18 season before rejoining his parent club QPR for this season.
By Nnamdi Ezekute
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