Nmecha Delights In EPL Debut For Manchester City

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Lukas Nmecha of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between here Leicester City v Manchester City at The King Power Stadium on December 19, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Manchester City rookie, Lukas Nmecha says he is proud of making his English Premier League debut in the club’s 4-1 win over West Ham United yesterday.

Nmecha got his first taste of top league action at London Stadium, in place of Gabriel Jesus in the 79th minute.

Consequently, the lad, who had been kept on the bench for games against Leicester City and Everton, said it was a dream come true for him to finally make his Premier League bow and victory made it better.

The 19–year-old rising star, who was born in Hamburg, Germany, said he is hoping for more minutes on the pitch after starring against West Ham, which came after his senior debut in the Carabao Cup tie versus Leicester City earlier in the campaign.

His 15-minute cameo against The Hammers has given him the taste for action and Nmecha is hoping to play again before the end of the campaign.

The regular for England’s under-16s, 17s, 18s and 19s, whose younger brother, Felix plays for City’s under-18 side, is eligible to play for Germany and Nigeria as well.

The striker has impressed during City’s UEFA Youth League campaign and at EDS level and has been at the Club since the age of nine.

Nmecha admits he is watching and learning from players like Gabriel Jesus in training every day and is enjoying watching his team-mates break record after record,

He recalled: “It was nice to get on the pitch and get my debut. Hopefully there’s more to come. Pep just said: ‘show your quality, play it simple and try to get on the score-sheet’.

“The team is unreal, and we can even score more this season. We’ve just got so many players that can create and score.

“I train with the first team full time and it’s obviously helping me a lot. Gabi’s quite close to my age so he speaks to me quite a lot. He’s also in my position, so I’m learning a lot from him. His English is good now.”

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