TIA Youth Team
- Jul 23, 2011
He is definitely a star in the making. The only thing that counts against Hoever is his age. He is a special talent and needs careful handling. I can see him getting another run out in the domestic cups but not really from the bench in the league or as official understudy to Trent or anything like that. Probably a season too early for him. I like to think that if the club are considering succesion planning then they are looking at him as the longer term replacement for Lovren at CB.Without wanting to draw too many conclusions after one preseason game against limited opposition... but maybe we are fine at full-back after all. RB in particular... Hoever looks like a star in the making, and he looks ready to start getting games.
His all round game was excellent. The way he held up the ball. The way he linked up play. It's all there. He has really developed physically as well. The other thing that impressed me was that he produced that performance under a certain amount of pressure and expectation. A lot of fans expecting great things from him this season. Maybe unreasonably so. He didn't seem fazed by it at all.Apart from his goals his pass for the assist for Clyne was excellent