I don’t think you can question his attitude and work rate. Just not getting the rub of the green at the minute. He’s got goals in him. Just needs a couple to get his confidence back.The lad clearly has ability and pace, but goodness me he needs to be sharper. he has wasted scoring opportunities with his ponderous dallying on the ball, very frustrating. He would do well to emulate Evans attitude and work rate.
He is 22, moved country in a pandemic and this is his first season at this level. We paid £1.2m for him. Some Championship clubs would spend more than that on a 2nd choice full backHe’s infuriating. One moment brilliant, the next incompetent. His inability to hang onto the ball and relieve pressure in the last 10 mins last night had me literally hopping madly across the room. Has a lot to learn.
Could have gone down for a pen last night but was determined to stay on his feet
He will be an asset he is going to need a season or two like hugill
We will probably get one good season out of him them sell him on knowing us
Of all the strikers we’ve got Riis is by far and away the one most likely to make his mark on the game at the highest level. 22 years old, fast, skilful, tall, reasonably strong and only going to get stronger. He’s already shown multiple times what a handful he can be and personally I’d shy away from suggesting he’s got much to learn from Evans with the latter only having played two games for us.
One of my concerns is that we continue to play a style of football which always lends itself to needing a big bruiser up front instead of one which allows the likes of Whiteman, Molumby and Johnson to piece together a passing game which lets a rapid striker like Riis cause havoc.
Sure, he’s got to work on his craft and his guile and to become more ruthless with the opportunities he gets but I’m pretty certain he will. I’ll be very surprised if he doesn’t turn into a top player for us (and if he doesn’t then I bet he does at another Championship club).