Super Eagles and Vitoria Setubal of Portugal midfielder, Mikel Agu has hailed his Coach, Lito Vidigal as one of the key reasons for his fine start to life with the club this season, positing that his playing pattern has helped develop his game further, reports.
The 25-year-old returned to Setubal for a second loan stint on deadline day of the transfer window and has since been a revelation, losing just one of nine games he has featured for the club and also earning a recall back to the national team.
Agu did, however, tell exclusively from his base in Portugal that he hopes to continue doing well on and off the pitch to help the club remain in a decent position on the league table.
“One thing in football, it all depends on the coach you play under because every coach comes with a different system. I have learnt some things under him, every day I learn as a player and I’m happy about that. Positioning has been key for me and it has helped me better.
“Again, I do a lot of fast thinking to distribute the ball on time and that has helped my reading of the game and I now also do a lot of running which has helped my energy level,” Agu said.
Statistics have also shown that Agu has taken his game to a new level and has become a very key figure with Setubal this season with his overall play and adaptation to the team.
The Nigerian tops for most tackles with the club with a successful rate of 82% and has also covered more grounds than his teammates; his passing rate also improved as he has completed an average of 75% passes per game.
Seventh place Setubal will, however, have their hands full this weekend when they welcome 4th place Benfica hoping to keep their unbeaten run intact.