Barcelona coach hails Oshoala despite goal drought

Barcelona coach hails Oshoala despite goal drought

Barcelona Ladies striker Asisat Oshoala may not have scored in her last two matches for the club, yet coach Llius Cortes is backing the Nigeria international, understands.

The Catalan manager was full of praise for the contribution of Oshoala in his team’s flying start to the season.

“Asisat (Oshoala) gives us a lot and sometimes that work is not flashy,” Cortes told the media.

“Asisat didn’t score (against Levante) and she didn’t create chances but for us, as coaches, value many more things.

“Maybe, thanks to Asisat, Caroline (Graham Hansen) was able to shoot from the far post in the first goal.

“Also, thanks to Asisat, in Caro’s transition when she is dribbling, Asisat creates space so Caro can continue dribbling and receive the penalty.

“In the end, those are movements without the ball that maybe, as fans, I understand a lot of times don’t have much value.

“As (the media), I hope you can see the importance of them. And as a coach, of course, I highly value them.”

The Nigeria international shone in preseason, scoring eight goals in five games but haven’t been scoring as expected in Barcelona Femini’s recent matches.

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