Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Evans continues to make his mark

Ched Evans admitted this week he 'didn't know where Iceland was' but in Reykjavik, the teenage striker showed he certainly knows where the goal is.

The rookie Manchester City striker's stunning winner with his first touch in international football was enough to secure a win for Wales over Iceland.

Evans' moment of magic, a deft back-heel flick on the stroke of half-time, lit up an otherwise average friendly.

Wales earned their fourth successive clean sheet in a third straight win.

I must confess to not having seen Evans play as yet (like most fans I imagine), but he is certainly creating a buzz this season and has scored goals at every level he has played at - be it Wales under-21's, Norwich and now the Wales senior side.

I recall Sven commenting that he has a knack of 'scoring goals', which may sound an obvious trait for a striker to have but is something that not all strikers have a natural ability to do.

With the likes of Samaras, Mpenza, Dickov definitely out of the door and Bianchi and Corradi likely to exit as well there is some space being created for the likes of Evans and also Daniel Sturridge to stake a claim.

Another reason why it may be a shame if Eriksson does go, in that we would lose his knowledge of the squad (in particular the young players) that he has garnered over the course of this season.

vote it up!


Anonymous said...

We don't want to become a club full of mercenaries.

We have some excellent youth talent. Bring it through. I would much rather see British and Irish lads playing for the club than someone like Drogba.

Sturridge is an excellent player, both he and evans need to be given a good run in the team.

Anonymous said...

i think the fa cup youth team of 06 should all get a chance in the first