Reiss Nelson Credits Hoffenheim Boss As The Mastermind Behind His Wonder Goal

By The Editor
on 6th November 2018

Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson netted a sensational strike against Leverkusen…


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Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson said advice from Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann led to his sensational strike against Bayer Leverkusen which earned his team all three points, The Independent reports.

It was Nelson’s fifth strike in just six Bundesliga games and put him in contention among the leading goalscorers in the division at just 18.

His loan spell has been a revelation, with the academy graduate now realising the early promises identified by many coaches – including former youth coach Thierry Henry.

Despite our need for a direct wide player, Emery clearly felt Nelson needed to play on a weekly basis in a competitive league, a move he made days after extending his Gunners contract.

And, fresh from his brace against Nuremberg, Nelson received a short corner to catch Leverkusen napping and curled a wonderful effort into the far corner.

β€œI spoke to the coach [Julian Nagelsmann] before the game and he said they sleep on corners,” the England U21 international was quoted as saying.

β€œSo I thought it was a great opportunity for me to go short. I saw the space and no one attacked me. I thought: β€˜I’m gonna go forward and have a shot here.

β€œIt’s just one of those ones which you hit and you hope for it to go in. Luckily it went into the top corner.”

Nelson’s rise is one which always fills fans’ hearts with pride given the natural allure towards players who graduate from our academy and rise to the top.

He’s the latest to emerge from the conveyer belt, hopefully, he transforms into the best one yet.