Evan Ferguson: Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi says teenage Republic striker is ‘unique’

Evan Ferguson
Ferguson has now scored 5 goals this season.

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi has described Evan Ferguson as “exceptional” after the teenage Republic of Ireland striker’s most up-to-date goal for the club.

Ferguson, 18, scored the goal that sent the Seagulls by means of to the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 1- away acquire over Championship side Stoke City.

It was his fifth goal of the season and a fourth in nine appearances.

“He is unique for us in terms of excellent, in conditions of attribute,” De Zerbi said right after Tuesday’s game.

“He is aware extremely very well the way to score. I consider he can and he has to boost, in the excellent of enjoy, in ball possession, to continue to keep the ball much better.

“But he is 18, he is (born in) 2004, and he will enhance for guaranteed, mainly because I know the guy, I know his passion, his mind-set. I have no doubt.”

Ferguson’s goal on the 50 %-hour mark was a close-vary finish at the finish of a fine go that associated an help from Kaoru Mitoma following an superb by means of-ball by Lewis Dunk.

The former Bohemians forward, who joined Brighton’s academy in January 2021 and manufactured his senior debut 7 months afterwards, created his senior Republic of Ireland debut in November’s 2-1 welcoming defeat by Norway in Dublin following earning his to start with contact-up.

He is predicted to be named in manager Stephen Kenny’s squad for the impending begin of their Euro 2024 qualifying marketing campaign, which kicks off from France at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on 27 March, 5 days soon after a welcoming at household to Latvia.

Ferguson grew to become the youngest Republic international to score in the Premier League when he netted from Arsenal on New Year’s Eve aged 18 and 72 days, taking nearly 100 times off Michael Obafemi’s record.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like