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Eddie Nketiah made it three goals in his last two games when he struck twice against Fiorentina in Charlotte on Friday.
The 20-year-old grabbed the headlines – and also grabbed the attention of Unai Emery.
Here’s what Unai said:
on Eddie Nketiah…
“I’m really happy. “
“Last season in small moments when we could give him chances to be on the pitch, he did very well. “
“I can confirm his progress and we want this progress with every player. “
“Each player has the opportunity to show this capacity and above all first is a very good attitude. “
“After this is that the young players need experience and they need to take minutes and to have confidence playing with us. “
“The young energy is very important, especially Eddie Nketiah, he is playing and progressing very well.”
on whether Nketiah needs to stay as striker back-up…
“Last year Aubameyang also played sometimes as a winger. “
“Last year we had Auba, Lacazette and Danny Welbeck. “
“They had space to play. “
“We didn’t sign another striker at the moment because we want to give the chances to Nketiah. “
“But every young player, if they deserve to be here we are going to help them.”