Finidi George hails Lookman

Super Eagles gaffer, Finidi George was full of praise for Atalanta’s Ademola Lookman heroic following his exploits at  UEFA Europa League final triumph on Wednesday night.

The 26-year-old winger was at his electrifying best at the Aviva Stadium in Ireland, carving the Bayer Leverkusen defence apart like hot knife through butter, and scoring three superb goals.

Lookman was a core member of the Super Eagles team that secured second place at the AFCON 2023 tournament in Ivory Coast, scoring three goals, but didn’t feature in Finidi’s friendly games during the March International break.

While there were several reports that Finidi is not a fan of the former Everton man, the Super Eagles coach made it clear that the former RB Leipzig forward is a core part of his team.

Speaking with journalists at his Media parlay in Lagos today, Finidi George was full of praise for Lookman, and hopes the former Atalanta man will replicate the same form during Nigeria’s upcoming qualifiers.