Date: 13th September 2017 at 10:08pm
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It was another defeat for Harry Redknapp`s men on Tuesday night at Leeds United – but all is not doom and gloom.

In fact, our performance at Elland Road was excellent and really encouraging. We need to start winning games, yes, but the signs are there and we certainly didn’t deserve to lose.

One point of interest was the individual performance of Emilio Nsue. I genuinely thought that his Blues career was over, particularly as we signed two right-backs in the transfer window.

Redknapp clearly didn’t think much of the 27-year-old and his performances have been very much up and down since he joined the club.

However, he returned to the team at Leeds and put in his best performance in a Blues shirt. Indeed, the Birmingham Mail revealed yesterday some quotes from Redknapp saying that it was Nsue`s ‘last chance`.

The Blues boss has not been impressed by the former Middlesbrough man but after his display on Tuesday, he may well have just prolonged his St. Andrew`s shelf life.

I saw a performance from him that was energetic, determined and he looked a player that wanted to prove a point. Redknapp`s talk with him certainly looked to do the trick.

I’d have to question, why have we not seen that from him previously? Sure, he hasn’t been terrible but he looked a man on a mission.

First to every ball, difficult to handle going forward and completed his defensive duties stoutly – are we about to see a new and reinvigorated Emilio Nsue?

Take Carl Jenkinson out of the equation (he’s out for a while), Maxime Colin is the best full back at the club, he looks terrific at left back even though he’s out of position.

This means that Nsue could be set for a run in the side on that right hand side and judging by his last performance, he deserves to keep his place.

What he needs to do though, is maintain this form and take it into the upcoming games and further.

We need players to be on their game in every single match, there’s no room for passengers and Nsue has shown previously that he can be just that at times.

But, if he maintains his level from Tuesday night, he won’t have any issues and Redknapp won’t need to worry about whether or not he`ll get a performance out of the Equatorial Guinea man.

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4 Replies to “Opinion: Are we seeing a rejuvenated Emilio Nsue?”

  • Forget the Nsue situation as this does not represent the whole picture. Harry has bought poorly since he came in with Gardner,Lowe,Roberts and Ndoye way below what we already had at the club. Many will tell us they need time to gel but reality is we are a poor outfit struggling to make any decent show of ourselves. Whether we like it or not this ageing manager has to be relieved of the job. If not we will be faced with an impossible catch up of league points by the new year.

  • Ijaz. Get your point.However let me know which player or players have enhanced our team from what we already had. To be generous I will give you to the end of October and hopefully you will be able to pinpoint some new signings that have made us into a really watchable team.As we are at present I would prefer the likes of Cotterill,Keifenbeld,Donaldson and Shotton in the squad to the likes of Walsh,Lowe,Roberts,Bramall and Gallagher. Poor bunch imo.

  • Colin can play both full back positions and is an improvement over Grounds abd Nsue. Jota is an improvement over Cotts. Dean is a better CB than Shotton. Roberts has struggled at LCB but so has Morrison. I prefer Davis over Kief. Ndoye has taken time to adjust to the pace of the English game but had his best game versus Leeds. I think he’ll come good and is an improvement over Gleeson and Tesche. Vassell is an improvement over Juke and Donaldson.
    Walsh and Lowe I’ve not seen play. Bramall, Walsh, Boga and Gallagher are very highly rated young players by their respected clubs. Its going to take time for a large group of players to develop an understanding. If they are still playing as strangers in another 5 games then its time to get concerned. I am optimistic the team will get better and start to climb the table before long.

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