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Hughes: There’s more to come from Ramadan

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Posted on November 1, 2016
Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes praised following the team’s 3-1 victory over Swansea City on Monday, saying he expects more from the Egyptian winger.

Sobhi, who came on as a substitute in the 26th minute replacing injured Xherdan Shaqiri, shined for the Potters as he registered his first assist for the team.

“I wanted to get him involved. If the opportunity presented itself, I want to try and get him on the pitch,” Hughes said in a post match interview with Stoke TV.

“I just felt he’s ready. He looked really strong in training. He is a 19-year-old man really. He is not a kid in terms of his physicality so I knew he could cope with it.

“And you saw for yourself, once he’s seeing good areas on the pitch, then it’s very difficult to read and understand what he’s going to do,” he added.

The former Al Ahly star registered his first assist with Stoke as he dribbled past his opponents, creating the space to knock the ball across the goal, before Alfie Mawson turned it into his own net.

“He clearly created a goal from nothing and caused the latter to put through his own net. There is more to come from Ramadan,” the former Manchester City manager said.

“He has made a good start to his career for us. We will be careful with him. He won’t always be involved, but when he is involved, I sense he is going to be a big player for us,” Hughes added.

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