Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper anticipated Callum Hudson-Odoi to have a huge impact as his “second of brilliance” earned a 1-1 draw with Burnley.
Hudson-Odoi reminded the Premier League what he’s able to with a high-quality debut aim, bringing his facet degree with an excellent curling effort within the second half after Zeki Amdouni had put the Clarets forward.
It’s 18 months for the reason that 22-year-old final performed in England’s high flight as his promising Chelsea profession petered out, however, after a 12 months on mortgage at Bayer Leverkusen, he was again with a bang.
— Nottingham Forest (@NFFC) September 18, 2023
He was Forest’s brightest spark following his deadline-day transfer from Stamford Bridge and received his reward.
“Any new participant will wish to hit the bottom operating and present what they’ll do,” Cooper mentioned. “We received Anthony (Elanga) and Callum in actually good positions and we might have carried out extra with them.
“I do know he has high quality and he can have moments of brilliance. We’d like that at occasions within the Premier League and we received one tonight. It’s nice for him, nice for us clearly.
“He hasn’t performed a lot soccer, he has skilled effectively, however I backed him to do effectively tonight. He ran out of legs, I didn’t suppose we’d get that lengthy out of him. We have now received to push him to do extra of that.
“You see objectives like that within the Premier League, there’s a lot high quality. It’s a good aim. We have now had a couple of of these scored in opposition to us however we haven’t had too a lot of them for us. Lovely strike, lovely method, nice for him, nice for the crew. He’ll be ok with that.”
The purpose for Burnley enabled them to get their marketing campaign up and operating after three successive defeats, however they could be disenchanted they didn’t depart with all three after they have been denied a late winner by VAR as Sander Berge was dominated to have dealt with the ball.
They then ended the sport with 10 males after Lyle Foster elbowed Ryan Yates deep into added time, with VAR additionally intervening.
Clarets boss Vincent Kompany was pragmatic in his response.
“I’ve an honest enterprise mind and an honest teaching mind, however in the case of the legal guidelines and legalities I change off,” he mentioned.
“A handball this manner and handball that manner, individuals are available and clarify to us all the time, however I’ve make a decision to belief they know what they’re doing and that they’ve the correct intentions.
“It’s not one thing I wish to focus on an excessive amount of as a result of I can’t change it now.”
Having performed Manchester Metropolis, Aston Villa and Tottenham of their opening three video games, Kompany is seeing an enchancment.
“You must battle for each level on this league, however there’s a vary of groups that we will compete with for the time being from what I’ve noticed,” the Belgian added.
“I believed immediately was at the least even and relying what facet of the fence you sit on you most likely suppose you deserved three factors.
“However, if we keep in these video games, our crew has received a lot progress nonetheless to go and that’s the thrilling issues for us. In some of these video games we’re there, however sooner or later there’s room for a lot additional enchancment.”