Tony Dorigo has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that from what he has heard, Crysencio Summerville is “incredible” behind the scenes in training at Leeds. Summerville netted the winner against Liverpool on Saturday, at Anfield.
Coming into the season, 21-year-old Summerville had only managed a handful of Premier League appearances. Just six in England’s top tier, all from the bench. But on Saturday, he was handed his third league start of the campaign.
Clearly, Jesse Marsch trusts the young Dutch star. He opened his senior account for Leeds last Sunday, a late goal in a 3-2 loss to Fulham. At Anfield, he scored what will always be, one of his most-important goals in his career.
A late winner, the day before his 21st birthday, to beat Jurgen Klopp’s side and end a two-month winless run. Dorigo was full of praise, claiming that he has heard the pocket-sized talent is “incredible” in Leeds training under Marsch.
“I’m delighted for Summerville who did well in cameos last season. From everything you hear, is just incredible in training. Translating that at senior level in the Premier League is always the challenge for a young player
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“But what he did at Liverpool shows the confidence he’s got. Marsch obviously likes him, he’s giving him chances and we’re watching him grow. At Anfield he was sharp, dangerous, and tracked back well,” Dorigo said.
Dorigo has heard Summerville is incredible in Leeds training
While Summerville’s early-season form might come as a bit of a surprise, almost as if he is like a new signing, his work rate in training should not. He will have been desperate to impress, after the exit of Raphinha in the summer.
Given a new contract and Raphinha’s no.10 shirt, Summerville clearly identified this season as a chance to excel. With Luis Sinisterra coming in, he has had to wait – but not too long. He has impressed Marsch and look at him now.
He will surely keep his place in the starting XI come Saturday when Leeds host newly-promoted Bournemouth. Whether Jack Harrison or Sinisterra are left out of the side remains to be seen.