Steve Bruce + Seb Larsson Reiterate The Point About NB52
Sunderland A.f.c won for the first time on Sunday afternoon, against a rugged Stoke City side. To be honest, without sounding disrespectful Sunderland are not known for their intracut passing moves and most the midfielders, bar Seb Larsson + Sessegnon are there to stop goals rather than create them. Suprisingly for some maybe on Sunday, The Mackems were supoosedly dominating proceedings and were passing the ball around Stoke for most of the game. I did not catch the game but i heard again that Nicklas had a quite a decent game and played a part in 2 of the goals, with a good bit of movement for playmaker Seb Larsson if Stoke defender J-Woodgate didn’t put it through his own net NB52 wouldv’e been there for a clear header.
NB52 Also settup fellow new signing Craig Gardner for a deflected strike that looped over the despairing dive of the keeper. Overall i feel theres still alot more to come from NB52, Sunderland fnas should be real happy with this signing because theres not many types of strikers around Europe or in the EPL that has as many ingredients as the 6″4 Danish striker. As i’ve mentioned plenty of times before Nicklas I would say is more about flair play, playing with the ball with his feet rather than using his 6″4 frame – he can drop deep and see the next pass, has an excellent 1st touch and can run in behind and finish. Obviosuly at 23, he is not the finished article but has so much potential it is frightening . . . fellow Scandinavian Seb Larsson who played with NB52 from a very young age and manager Steve Bruce have spoken on Nicklas this week they said . . .
It was a no-brainer to bring someone of Nicklas’ quality to this football club. I had the privilege of managing him at 18 so I knew what he could bring to us. Nick is very good with his feet considering his size and you don’t play 150 games for Arsenal at his age unless you’re a very good player.
Obviously we had a very successful season together at Birmingham and Nicklas did very well. He scored a lot of goals and was our main striker. I know how Nicklas plays and how he likes the ball and I think he knows how I deliver the ball. It helps that there’s someone to aim for and, in general play as well, he’s not just a guy who will flick it on. He tries to take the ball down off his chest and that’s really important for us, especially in spells when you’re under pressure. People probably think he’s a lot older than he is. But the only spell in his career when he played regularly was at Birmingham and he did fantastically well, so he’ll benefit from being on the pitch more often than not.