first_img AFP or licensors BIG PRESENTS UP TOP statement 1 Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Connolly had an excellent afternoon Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS PEP TALK on target And after his goal it’s become clear that former Brighton midfielder Steve Sidwell was very, very right in his prediction about the youngster.Earlier today, Sidwell raved about the Irishman, insisting he was about to produce big things for Graham Potter’s side.He said: “You’re gonna see a lot more of Aaron Connolly this season – especially with the pathway he has been given with [Jurgen] Locadia leaving, and obviously [Florian] Andone.“We now have Neil Maupay, Glen Murray and Aaron Connolly up front. Connolly has come on and shown glimpses of brilliance – like his goal line clearance against Newcastle.“He can come on and score. He scored bundles of goals for the Under-23s so give him half a chance and he will at minimum hit the target, and more often than not, score a goal.” latest Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship rookie error Remember the name, Aaron Connolly!The Brighton youngster has just delivered a performance for the ages against Tottenham on his full debut for the Seagulls, bagging a double in a Man of the Match display.His first came after he got to Dan Burn’s cross, forcing sub goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga into a smart low save but following up to ram home the rebound for his first Premier League goal.The second was even better. Having been set clear by a long ball, he was allowed too much space by Toby Alderweireld and made the most of it by cutting inside and neatly firing into the bottom corner. How right Sidwell was. You can watch his full interview above. After the game Connolly was lost for words after his exploits.He told BT Sport 1: “I can’t really put it into words at the minute. Obviously, it’s a dream come true. I’ve watched it since I was four or five maybe. Watching Premier League Years all the time.“To be playing in it and scoring in it now is just indescribable. It’s a dream come true.“I didn’t really know how to celebrate. I just thought I’d run away. I can’t really put it into words. I’m kind of speechless at the minute.” What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ targets update appointed Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son stalemate last_img

What Steve Sidwell told talkSPORT about Brighton kid Aaron Connolly was bang on

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