It wasn't much of a surprise that Peter Etebo received much encomium for his performance for Getafe over the weekend as I have always seen the Super Eagles star as an attacking right or left midfielder or winger rather than a centre midfielder.
Playing as a winger for Nigeria in the 2016 Rio Olympics, the €4.8 million rated midfielder shone like a million stars in matches against Japan and Sweden where he terrorised defences and helped himself to goals handsomely. Played as a right forward against Mallorca on March 1st, Etebo came to his own in a position that seems to come to him more naturally than a centre midfield position.
He was robust in his play, causing the Mallorca defence problems all through as he had 3 strong efforts on goal.
His team won 1:0 with Etebo attracting a high rating of 7.0 for his performance. Based on his convincing display, I will not be too suprised should Jose Bordalas persist to play Etebo as an offensive midfielder from the right going forward. If this happens, it will make the centre midfield position more tricky for him to execute in Super Eagles colours due to the fact that he would have played less in that position in club football.
Many Super Eagles fans contend that Etebo hasn't always been overly effective for Nigeria as a centre midfield player.