Super Eagles defender Tyronne Ebuehi has been applauded by FC Barcelona legend Ronald de Boer for his recent dazzling displays for ADO Den Haag in the Eredivisie.
Ebuehi has been a key figure in the Hague’s push for a spot in Europe in the Dutch league this season and his feats are not just going unnoticed as Ronald de Boer seems to have been left amazed by the right-back’s defensive and offensive capabilities.
In a post-match reaction to the 22-year-old’s performance in their away league clash against Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena, the former Barcelona midfielder stated that Ebuehi oozes talent and he displayed this in the league clash as the Nigerian had Ajax posterboy Justin Kluivert completely in check in the game.
”He played in a big stadium, against Ajax, that everyone was watching him. He knew that all the attention was focused on him and survived in a very complicated situation,” the Ajax legendary forward told O Jogo.
”He’s a very talented kid. He has speed, but he also has intelligence. He was good against Ajax, especially against Kluivert, who is a very technical player.
”I remember just a dribble from Justin. But as he is very fast, Ebuehi managed to recover and lock Justin. We did not see Kluivert during the whole game, so we can say that he did a great job.”
Ronald, 47, also opined that the Dutch-born defender, who is linked with a free transfer to Benfica in the summer, will be a good buy for the Portuguese giants.
”It shows his character. It can be a good contract for Benfica, good value and an added value.
Ebuehi is in line to make the squad list of the Super Eagles for their friendly games against Poland and Serbia in March.