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Nigeria U23 Star Compared To Messi & Ronaldo By Club Brugge Coach After Scoring, Assisting

Nigeria U23 winger Emmanuel Dennis continued his impressive streak of form after scoring for the second consecutive game as Club Brugge made light work of Standard Liege 4-0 in a Belgian First Division game on Monday evening.

The Brugge No. 42 headed home a Hans Vanaken’s delivery on the 39th minute mark to stretch his side’s lead, his seventh goal from his 20 league appearances so far this season.

And it was the 21-year-old that created the final goal of the contest at the Jan Breydel Stadium when he set up Wesley in the 80th minute.

Such was his performance that his manager, Ivan Leno could not help lauding the improvement he has made this term, while even drawing comparisons with two of the game’s greatest players.

“The difference between today’s Dennis and that of three months ago is that he continues to play in turbo after twenty or thirty minutes”, Leko said in his press conference.

“He can provide extra motivation for top matches but in the past, he sometimes stops playing football after one goal or assist. That is no longer the case.

“Whether he will ever be able to reach the Ronaldo or Messi level? He has a lot of talent but will still have to eat a lot of sandwiches.”

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