Former English striker Michael Owen has praised the predatory instincts of Arsenal youngster Edward Nketiah.
The talented forward bagged a brace on Tuesday night as the English Under 21 team humiliated Albania by five goals to nothing in a Euro qualifier.
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Owen reiterated that Nketiah is an outstanding talent who has a big heart which is good for his development
“He’s very good,’ Owen said of Nketiah after England’s emphatic victory over Albania.
“He’s got a real smell for it, hasn’t he? He knows where the ball’s going to drop. I like his movement. I like his hunger to score goals.”
“Some players are confidence players. If you miss a penalty and you’re a confidence player, you go missing all game.”
“If you’ve just got pure self-belief, it just shrugs off you and you’re just onto the next one. With that type of attitude, with the way he plays, he’s just going to be a goal machine all his career. ‘The key for him is obviously trying to get consistently into that Arsenal team, and then all his horizons are open.” Owen added.
Nketiah has netted nine goals in five games for the English Under 21 team in the qualifiers for next year’s English Under 21 Championship which will be held in Slovenia and Hungary.