Stoke City’s Joe Allen expresses his admiration with Ramadan Sobhi
Joe Allen expressed his admiration with the Egyptian youngster on Signal1 radio station after his great performance against Swansea as well as his contribution to The Potters’ first goal.
“I was really chuffed for him, you forget how young he still is,” Allen said, “It must be hard for him because everything is brand new. It’s a new culture and he’s still learning the language, but he’s such a great lad.
“All the boys are really fond of him as a person, but also we’ve been able to see the talent he’s got. I don’t think there’s many players who’ve got that direct approach to take defenders on
“He’s able to tie defenders in knots at times, so he’s another one who every time he’s been called upon he’s done great. You saw on that second goal vs Swansea that he was able to create and that was probably the difference in the end.”
“He’s an exciting player for the fans and that’s the reason maybe why they’ve been calling for him to get more minutes,” Allen continued, “because you can see just how threatening he is for opposition defenders.
“From a personal point of view, the thing that’s impressed me about him is how physical he can be as well. You saw a couple of times him win the ball back and start moves and he does his job tracking back as well.
“Those are jobs that young players as wingers sometimes don’t want to do, but he’s willing to do that side of it as well.”
Ramadan Sobhi’s chances of getting his first start for Stoke are really high as Mark Arnautovic is suspended and Xherdan Shaqiri is doubtful after picking an injury against Swansea.
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