Slavia Prague of Serbia striker, Peter Olayinka has received a flood of rave reviews for his stunning performance in his side’s UEFA Champions League clash with Inter Milan of Italy, who stole a 3-1 away win against the Nigerian youngster’s side,. megasportsarena.com gathered.
Although the Super Eagles’ rookie could not replicate the form that saw him score in the first leg and help his side to a famous 1-1 away draw at San Siro, he gained top marks from various pundits for his efforts in Wednesday’s home defeat.
It was a great individual performance by Olayinka, who has six goals from 22 appearances in all competitions so far this season, including one against Inter in the first leg, and more plaudits keep rolling in for the former 36 Lion FC of Lagos dark-skinned lad, who grew up in Ibadan.
Olayinka was full of running for the better part of the encounter at Eden Arena in Prague, often a major threat on the ball, and even went on to win a penalty for his side, which was converted by Tomas Soucek in the 37th minute, but he could not save his team from losing at home.
However, various media outlets singled Olayinka out for praise, noting that the former KAA Gent of Belgium attacker, who has a cap with Nigeria’s national team, gave a good account of himself, despite not being able to save his team from a group stage ouster in the UCL.
One of the media outlets, Sport, gave Olayinka 7/10 marks, which was joint-highest for Prague, along with Soucek, and his citation read: ”He tirelessly ran, pressing the defenders and winning the ball several times. He also won the penalty and was the stand-out Slavia player.”