Discover Yankubah Minteh’s impressive start at Feyenoord and why he’s generating excitement for Newcastle United fans ahead of his return. Follow his journey in the Eredivisie and beyond.
Yankubah Minteh, the 19-year-old loanee from Newcastle United, has made an impressive start to his time at Feyenoord in the Eredivisie. Minteh, who joined Newcastle from Odense during the summer transfer window before immediately being loaned to Feyenoord, has already made a significant impact with three goals and one assist this season.
Feyenoord currently occupies the fourth spot in the Eredivisie table, and their recent stunning 4-0 victory over rivals Ajax at the Johan Cruyff ArenA made headlines. The match, marred by fan disorder, had to be restarted two days later after Feyenoord took a surprising 3-0 lead. While Minteh didn’t directly contribute to the score sheet in that game, his presence and relentless efforts troubled Ajax’s defense. He later reaped the rewards of his perseverance with a goal against Go Ahead Eagles in a subsequent match.
Despite not yet reaching the age of 20, Minteh has caught the eye of Feyenoord manager Arne Slot. Slot commended the young winger’s confidence and his dedication to the team’s cause. Slot mentioned, “He certainly doesn’t lack self-confidence. His willingness to give everything is enormous. When we see his statistics, it is really impressive. Minteh runs more sprint meters against Ajax in an hour (in the recent 4-0 Feyenoord win) than many other players do in two games.”
Minteh’s incredible speed and determination have not gone unnoticed. Slot further praised Minteh’s versatility, stating, “He is incredibly fast. And he wants it so badly.”
As Minteh continues to impress in the Netherlands, Newcastle United fans eagerly await his return to the Premier League side at the end of the season. Former Dutch international Pierre van Hooijdonk has also expressed excitement about Minteh’s potential impact. Van Hooijdonk emphasized Minteh’s ability to outplay opponents one-on-one, a valuable asset that can create scoring opportunities for Feyenoord, especially in challenging away matches at the European level.
Minteh’s Feyenoord faces a tough test in the UEFA Champions League against Atletico Madrid, followed by a league match against PEC Zwolle. As Minteh’s journey unfolds, both Feyenoord and Newcastle United supporters are keeping a close watch on this promising young talent, eager to see his continued growth and contributions on the football field.
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