Slav: “We know he is good, he knows he is good”

OxslavSlaven Bilic has singled out Reece Oxford for a special word thus perhaps suggesting the youngster is very much in his mind for tomorrow’s clash at Everton.

Slav goes back to his former club with a defensive crisis on his hands but Oxford looks set to become part of the rescue plan.

The manager said:”“He is young, a kid, we shouldn’t forget that. He needs a tap on the shoulder sometimes, but he is very calm, part of that generation that is young and brave and confident.”

And he drew the comparison with Spurs midfielder Dele Alli adding to London24.com: He doesn’t think about mistakes. Like Dele Alli, it is very common with young players.

“You watch Alli on the pitch, every time he gets the ball he wants to pass forward. He doesn’t want to go backwards or sideways and isn’t worried about mistakes. Even when he came on against us the other day.”

Returning to Oxford he added: “We know he is good, he knows he is good. “You don’t do bungee jumping when you are 47, you do it when you are 17. That is the same with mistakes in football and we get that.”


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3 comments on “Slav: “We know he is good, he knows he is good”

  1. When he plays 90 minutes and shackles Luluka his price will go to £30 million and when he does the same to Costa and Sanchez he will go to £45 million but he will still not be for sale,
    This lad can be better then Rio just needs to stay with us learn his trade,he will be England CB for the next Ten years,
    Great summary by Slav

  2. l like what Slav says about Alli. Never passes the ball backwards or sideways.

  3. Agree with the bubs & muckracker.Can’t wait for the young man to start tonight.Oxford can be anything if managed right.I keep saying it ‘he is a star’.

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