Despite his stunning goal record this season, BBC Radio Newcastle’s John Anderson believes Elias Sorensen must work on his involvement in games and all round play.
The Dane’s form in front of goal this season has been absolutely incredible – with him bagging 19 goals in all competitions and being the Premier League 2’s top scorer – but this is perhaps a timely reminder that he is just 19-year-old and still very raw.
I saw the game at Sunderland earlier in the week, and although it was a big game for him and a potentially daunting occasion, I could see what Anderson was referring to – with Sorensen very rarely involved and often struggling to hold the ball up.
As the tweet below also states, he did look mobile and showed good feet, but it seems his hold up play, movement and in-game intelligence is the next big thing for him to work on.
I’ve listened to Anderson speak about Sorensen on a few occasions now and he’s often praised his ability in front of goal, but he’s nearly always been critical of his all round play and involvement in games.
He looks a real talent, a natural finisher and surprisingly mobile for a lad of his size, so let’s hope this is something he can work on.