Feyenoord coach Slot demanding more from Arsenal midfielder Nelson: Something's missing... | OneFootball
Feyenoord coach Slot demanding more from Arsenal midfielder Nelson: Something's missing...
Feyenoord coach Arne Slot admits he's been disappointed with the form of on-loan Arsenal midfielder Reiss Nelson.
Nelson, 22, has scored just one goal and produced one assist in 18 games for the Dutch giants this season.
Much was expected of Nelson following his impressive loan spell at Hoffenheim in 2018-19, scoring seven goals for the German outfit.
"The talent is there, but what Reiss still struggles with is creating big chances for himself or his teammates," said Slot.
"You see a lot of skill, speed and agility, but the final push is still missing. Then it's just not a finish or just not an assist.
"The most difficult thing in football is to get the best out of your play. And if you play for Feyenoord, where you often end up in a promising position as a winger, you expect a higher yield.
"I don't think he is much of a goal scorer anyway. I don't see him doing that much in training either, but at Hoffenheim, in the Bundesliga, he scored seven goals. That's excellent.
"I did notice that against NEC, he looked for his direct opponent when he had the ball, which was lacking in the game with Vitesse.
"I think Reiss is much more of a preparer than a finisher, and I'm convinced he'll show he can do better."
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