Slavia Prague of Czech Republic striker, Peter Olayinka has gained plaudits from Barcelona Femeni of Spain attacker, Asisat Oshoala, following his performance against the male squad of her club in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, megasportsarena.com reports.
While former Liverpool midfielder, Vladimír Smicer also hailed Olayinkla’s form in the goalless draw at Cam Nou, Oshoala marveled at the output of her compatriot, who she confessed amazed him with his never-tiring, energetic style of play.
Olayinka, who has started all four matches played by Prague in the group stage of this season’s UCL, was on target during the first match away to Inter Milan of Italy and held his own pretty well against Barca’s Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba.
The former AA Gent of Belgium attacker was full of running for all 90 minutes, which left Oshoala beaming over statistics that showed how her compatriot covered a distance of 11.31 kilometers, which was bettered by only two Barca players, Frenkie de Jong (12.11km) and Vidal (11.57km).
Oshoala took to social media to express her amazement and delight over the new Super Eagles’ striker’s performance, as she posted: ”Peter no Dey tire #BARSLP.”
On his part, Smicer singled out Olayinka for special praise following his performance that helped Prague get closer to an outside side of reaching the knockout stage, after holding the Spanish champions goalless at Camp Nou and rated the dreadlocks-wearing attacker one of the most impressive players on the pitch.
Although Olayinka was deployed to play down the left wing, he proved a handful for Barcelona’s defenders with his pace and physicality, while also coming close to an assist in the 26th minute, when he got rid of Semedo and passed to Stanciu, whose effort was deflected over the crossbar.
Smicer said in his assessment of the Nigerian lad’s form: ”Slavia fully deserved their point. They stood firm; there’s nothing to be ashamed of. It is a pity they did not take one of the chances. Olayinka was excellent, especially in the first half.”