Norwich City of England youngster, Adam Idah has gained plaudits from The Canaries’ manager, Daniel Farke for his gallant outing against Manchester United on Saturday, with the gaffer hailing the player for maintaining his technical and tactical balance during the game, megasportsarena.com reports.
Although The Red Devils tore their visitors apart with a 4-0 spanking at Old Trafford, Farke insisted he had not regrets for putting Idah in his starting line-up for the fixture, and went on to hail the Nigerian-born Republic of Ireland youth international for giving a personally edifying performance on the evening.
Idah, who got a 65thg minute yellow card in what was his first full senior outing for The Canaries, was one of only few Nigerian layers that got starting spots in the English Premier League on Saturday, as Arsenal youngster, Bukayo Saka was a non-playing substitute for The Gunners.
Leicester City back-to-form attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho could only get off The Foxes’ bench in the 58th minute of their 2-1 loss to Southampton at King Power Stadium, where he had a goal ruled out by video assistant referee, while Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi is still out injured.
At Stamford Bridge, Ali Koiki was a non-playing substitute for Burley in The Clarets’ 3-0 loss to Chelsea, whose goals came through Jorginho, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi, while Richarlison’s 38th minute goal helped Everton, minus injured Alex Iwobi, snatch a 1-0 victory against Brighton & Hove Albion, who are also without injured Leon Adeemi Balogun.
Despite Norwich slumping to a scandalous loss away to Man United, with Idah failing to replicate his goals scoring form of the previous game in the Carabao Cup, The Canaries’ gaffer singled the Irish youngster out for praise.
Farke told Norwich City website: “It was difficult for him in front of 70,000 people to be there with his first appearance in a Premier League starting line-up. Sometimes, you have to jump in the water.
“We got the feeling it was his chance because we have several injured strikers. Teemu Pukki and Josip Drmic will come back in the next days and it was a difficult situation. We backed him and he worked a lot. I was pleased with his workload and I didn’t expect any miracles from him.”