Queens Park Rangers of England attacker, Eberechi Eze has gained fresh words of praise from the club’s manager, Steve McClaren, following the youngster’s goal in Tuesday’s draw against Aston Villa.
Although footballlive.ng can report that Eze’s goal was only good enough to fetch a 2-2 scoreline, McClaren acknowledged that sharing points in an away game with the high-flying English Championship side is lofty.
The gaffer stressed that he was proud of Eze, who scored QPR’s second goal, and the other players, especially as they led at a point in the tie.
At the opposing end, Nigerian-born striker, Tammy Abraham took his tally to 10 goals in the last 11 home games for Villa.
The lad on loan from Chelsea opened the scoring after 21 minutes before spirited QPR equalised through Luke Freeman just before half-time.
Eze gave the visitors a 2-1 lead, only for Abraham to again come to Villa’s rescue with a 76th-minute equaliser, with the visitors’ coach is not ruing anything, and has only praise for his wards.
McClaren said: “It was a great game of football and a great advert for the Championship with two teams fully committed.
“I was delighted with the performance of my players to keep producing performances, especially away from home.
“I was proud of the players as it was a fantastic performance against a star team.
“They worked very hard for each other to give us a platform. The two goals were excellent and I feel we deserved the result.
“We are hard to beat and we are getting better with every game. It was a thoroughly good performance and in the last five games the lads have surprised me, showing great character and getting results.
“What also pleased me was that we scored two goals and could have scored more.
“The firepower Villa have should certainly propel them into the play-offs. They have the makings and the players to be up near the top.
“It’s a long season and I think Villa will get stronger but I am just delighted by what we are doing.”