Premier League: Onuachu not finding his feet at the Saints

Premier League: Onuachu not finding his feet at the Saints

He was a sensation in Belgium with Genk. But since Paul Onuachu arrived in the Premier League to join Southampton, the Super Eagle seems to lose his sense of goal in the English elite.

Arrived during the last mercato of January for 18 million euros, the Super Eagle has still not taken off. Lead in the wing for the moment despite his 4 games played and his 241 minutes. When we joined the Saints, we were salivating at the idea of holding this providential striker. They were not wrong. When he crossed the Channel, Paul Onuachu had finished dynamiting the defenses of the Jupiler League (Belgian D1) with 16 goals in 19 games. Who would have thought then that the former Genk player would go more than 200 minutes without gloating in England? And that is indeed the case.

The challenge that awaits the Nigerian striker is now to prove the doubters wrong. But also to get Southampton (19th, 21 points) out of relegation waters. "Every player dreams of playing in the Premier League, and of course I am happy to be here. I have the physique, I have the size. Let the battle begin," said Onuachu after his signing. Only, since his debut on February 4 against Brentford (defeat by 3-0, 22nd day), nothing goes as planned.

"Patience for Onuachu"

If he is still waiting for the click, Onuachu can count on the support of his manager Ruben Selles. The latter asks for patience for the Nigerian striker. "The Premier League is the best league in the world, so sometimes it takes time. It's not easy to arrive and make an impact," commented the Southampton coach. "Sometimes we have to have patience as a club with how we analyze these things. I think Paul (Onuachu) will find his game, I hope he finds it sooner. But it's not so easy to come from another league and perform from the first minute. Especially in the situation we're in," he added. An exit that will undoubtedly make the Nigerian's heart feel good.

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