Marc Degryse has criticised Manchester City No.11 Jeremy Doku for his performance as Belgium recorded a 5-0 win over Estonia on Tuesday night.
The 58-year-old wrote about the winger in his column for Het Laatste Nieuws.
So, what was written about Jeremy Doku? Let’s take a look…
What’s the story?
Well, the £55.5m man was told that he needs to be more effective with his end product.
Degryse – who won 63 caps for Belgium – wrote: “Sometimes you get the feeling that the hardest part has been done, but then there is no follow up. He must take even more care of this continuation of the action, there is still work to be done in the zone of truth.
“I also thought he could stay on the outside a little more. Now he often had the urge to come to the already crowded centre. As a result, he often walked into Lukaku and Trossard’s zone.
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“The bar may be high for Doku, especially if he really wants to live up to expectations and become one of the best players in the world. That progression has to happen and that is work for Pep Guardiola.”
Manchester City fans should not worry about Jeremy Doku
In our view, it speaks volumes that pundits are already nitpicking over the finer details about Doku’s game at the age of just 21 – it shows he has already accomplished the bulk of the work.
As documented earlier today on Manchester City News, the Belgian was electric against Estonia, recording five key passes – more than any other player – while also winning eight out of 11 duels, according to SofaScore.
Doku was named Man of the Match by Belgian news outlet Walfoot, and also saw one of his five key passes lead to an assist.
With Guardiola coaching the dynamic winger, Manchester City fans have nothing to worry about when it comes to the creases he needs to iron out of his game.