Ademola Lookman: Nigerian Winger Picks Preferred League Between EPL and Serie A

Ademola Lookman: Nigerian Winger Picks Preferred League Between EPL and Serie A

Chukwu Ikechukwu
April 17, 2024 at 2:21 PM
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  • Ademola Lookman says his style is best suited for the English Premier League
  • The Atalanta winger is set to face Liverpool in the Europa League quarter-finals
  • Lookman was born in England but plays for the Super Eagles of Nigeria

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Super Eagles winger, Ademola Lookman, has played in three out of the top five European major leagues and has given his opinion on the difference between the English Premier League and the Italian Serie A.

The 26-year-old who started his career in England, currently plays for Atalanta after joining the Italian side from German Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig in 2022.

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Ademola Lookman in action for Everton in an English Premier League game in 2019. Photo by Tony McArdle.
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According to Complete Sports, Lookman, who had featured for Leicester City, Everton, and Fulham, disclosed that the Premier League is better suited for his playing style than the Italian Serie A.

“The Premier League is definitely suited to my style because it’s fast, technical, physical — and it’s the country I grew up in.
“But learning about the culture of football in Italy is really special. The build-up to the games, the atmosphere in the stadium, and the love that the fans have for football. It’s very special.”

Lookman is expected to be in action for Atalanta in Thursday’s second-leg quarter-final clash against English giants Liverpool.

Atalanta favoured to knockout Liverpool

Meanwhile, Atalanta are highly tipped to progress to the semi-final of the Europa League ahead of their return leg against Liverpool after winning the first tie 3-0 at Anfield.

According to Evening Standard, there has never been an instance of a team overturning a three-goal deficit away from home in the Europa League and the Reds must have to make history to keep their hopes alive.

Atalanta will bank on their home support at the Stadio di Bergamo in Bergamo to see off Jurgen Klopp’s team who have gone their last three matches without a win in all competitions.

Lookman issues threat to Liverpool

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lookman issued a subtle warning to Liverpool ahead of Atalanta’s Europa League quarter-final clash against the Reds on Thursday, April 11.

Lookman, who scored in the Round of 16 for Atalanta, disclosed that his side will be no pushovers for Liverpool and is confident of a good outing against Jurgen Klopp’s team.

Atalanta holds a three-goal advantage heading into the reverse fixture and has been tipped by bookies to qualify for the semi-finals.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..