Pundit Paul Merson and Gary Neville praised Chelsea’s new striker Nicolas Jackson as they suggests he will be a threat against Manchester City this weekend.
The 22-year-old scored his first Premier League hattrick against Tottenham Hotspur after a nervy to start to his career at Stanford Bridge. Chelsea are struggling in this current campaign, as they sit in 10th position in Premier League Table.
Gary Neville claims Jackson and cause hoge problem to Manchester City and said :-
“Jackson has got the potential that Mauricio Pochettino will like. He runs, he’s athletic.
“He did a really good thing in the first half when [Guglielmo] Vicario made a wonderful save, and then at the end he hits that one over the bar. He’s inconsistent and erratic with his finishing.
“But he’s a handful, he’s a threat and you wouldn’t like to play against him. There are a few Chelsea players like that but it’s how you knit it together as a team.”
Merson claims Jackson showing early signs of good form in this current campaign
Pundit Paul Merson claims Nicolas Jackson is currently showing earlier signs of good form in this current campaign.
While praising the attacker, Merson said :-
“Jackson could have scored seven against Spurs. If he had shooting boots on they’d have given another match ball to him.
“But what I like about him is he keeps on getting in the positions to score. That takes a lot of guts.
“Believe it or not, those are the hard ones he scored where the ball comes across and everyone thinks they’re easy. He kept on breaking his neck to get into the box. Fair play to him.
“He’s a rough diamond. He gets his hat-trick and then he balloons one over the bar in the final minute. Anyone else would have taken a touch and then finished it or rolled it to Cole Palmer to score. There’s still a lot to work on.
“But you’re better off being a forward that comes off the pitch with a hat-trick having missed a couple than not looking like scoring in a month of Sundays. That’s when you worry.”
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