Bilic expresses confidence in Kalu


Having endured a torrid time since joining Watford last summer, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for Nigeria international, Samuel Kalu, after manager, Slaven Bilic, expressed confidence in the ability of winger, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

Kalu joined the Hornets from Girondins Bordeaux during the winter transfer and made only appearances in the Premier League last term for the Golden Boys under Rob Edwards.

So far this season, the 25-year-old has also featured in just four league games this term – all from the bench – with his latest introduction against Wigan 1-0 at the DW stadium on Saturday and showed exactly why the new manager has every reason to consider giving him more playing time.

Kalu has enjoyed more game time under new Watford boss Bilic, and the Croatian tactician reveals he values the quality of the Nigerian winger.

“He’s a player that has got more than something,” said Bilic, as per Watford observer.

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“He wasn’t fit when we arrived, he still isn’t fully fit, but he’s got something special: a change of pace, a change of direction, good on the ball. His first touch and movement are good, he strikes a ball well.

“He’s a very useful player and we are expecting a lot from him.”

The Nigerian playmaker was introduced in the second half of Watford’s away clash at Wigan, with the scores locked at 0-0.

But the former Bordeaux man’s contribution proved crucial as Watford scored late through Joao Pedro to clinch back-to-back victory. ,

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