Can Etebo re-invent himself? 

Etebo gave the sort of performance that we have come to expect of him yesterday in his new of Getafe in Spain. Although he was in the pitch for just shy of 20 minutes, Etebo managed to have 9 touches (1 touch every 2 minutes). His few long balls were delightfully executed whilst the only cross he delivered was crisp and accurate. Back in England, Stoke fans are still fuming that the English Championship club let him go. Paul (a Stoke fan) referred to Etebo as a ‘quality player’ whilst another, Neil Price said: ‘close to replacing Steven Nzonzi, I wish he had stayed’. However, many Super Eagles fans long wished for Etebo to move to a higher league and their wishes have now come true. I actually expected more from Etebo at Stoke City. Yes he worked hard, yes he played very well and on occasions showed real quality. But he never really did enough (in my humble opinion) to attract interest from big clubs. He was rated 6.88/10 last season by one outlet with another rating him 6.76/10. I think one Stoke fan put it well when he said ‘Etebo never fully fulfilled his potentials in England’. An overall ratings of >7.0/10 could have suggested a player too good for the English Championship. Still, I am happy for Etebo and hope he delivers performances in Spain that will deliver his shirt back to him from Aribo in the Super Eagles.


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