There is more to come from Egypt's Ramadan Sobhi: Stoke City’s boss Hughes

Ahram Online , Tuesday 1 Nov 2016

Sobhi has made three Premier League appearances with Stoke City so far

Ramadan Sobhi
Stoke City's Ramadan Sobhi celebrates their second goal. (Reuters)

Stoke City’s boss Mark Hughes has praised winger Ramadan Sobhi after he helped the team achieve a 3-1 victory over Swansea City in the English Premier League on Monday, and expects more to come from the Egyptian international.

Sobhi, who appeared as a first-half substitute, created Stoke's second goal after fantastic composure and footwork to beat his man; Swansea defender Alfie Mawson, who scored into his own net 10 minutes after halftime.

"I wanted to get him involved. If the opportunity presented itself, I want to try getting him on the pitch," Hughes said in a TV interview after the match.

"I just felt he is ready. He looks really strong in training. He is a 19-year-old man really. He is not a kid in terms of his physicality so I knew he could cope with it. And you saw it yourself, once he is seeing good areas on the pitch, then it's very difficult to read and understand what he is going to do.

"He created a goal from nothing and caused the latter [Mawson] to put through his own net. There is more to come from Ramadan.

"He has made a good start. We will be careful with him. He won't always be involved, but when he is involved, I sense he is going to be a big player for us," the coach concluded.

Sobhi, who joined Stoke from Egyptian giants Ahly for a fee believed to be £5 million in the summer, has made three Premier League appearances so far.

The Pharaohs player expressed great delight after the victory, saying via his official Twitter account "What a feeling! Getting on and helping my team!".

Stoke's win helped them climb five places to 12th in the table, with 12 points from 10 games. Swansea remained second from the bottom, three points ahead of Sunderland.

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