Ashley Preece, a dedicated Aston Villa reporter for Birmingham Live, has said that England-based Zimbabwe international, Marvelous Nakamba, showed great potential last night when his team, Aston Villa drew at home with West Ham.
The match was Nakamba’s Premier League debut since moving to Villa Park from the French side, Club Brugge.
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The 25-year-old was named in Dean Smith’s first 11 in a match that ended 0-0. Preece did not mince words on Nkamba’s performance. Writing in today’s edition of the Birmingham Live, Preece said:
“I liked the look of Marvelous Nakamba, the Zimbabwean who was finally handed his Premier League debut by Smith against West Ham. The 25-year-old sat in front of the back four and enjoyed a lot of early touches of the football which would have no doubt calmed his nerves. He looks a really smooth operator, all left foot but ice-cool on the ball, often pivoting in the anchorman role while keeping it simple with his range of passing.He looks – and is – more defensively-minded than Brazilian Douglas Luiz. The summer signing has a spring in his step as well and looks mobile. He faded in the second half which is understandable given his last outing came against Crewe Alexandra in the cup a month ago. Smith admitted he tired before he was replaced by Douglas but the early signs are good.