Sheffield United forward Iliman Ndiaye has been singing the praises of new signing Anel Ahmedhodzic, after the Blades saw off Millwall yesterday.
Ndiaye got his first goal of the season with a well-taken finish inside the opening ten minutes and continued to grow into the game, once again showing he’s one of United’s big threats.
However, while Ndiaye might have been the star of the show in the final third, there were some other good performances on display from those in red and white. One of which was new defender Anel Ahmedhodzic, who made his debut for the Blades and drew plenty of oohs and aahs from the United fans.
And Ndiaye, never one to just want the limelight himself, was quick to praise Ahmedhodzic after the game.
“I really like him. Very aggressive, I like when our defence is really aggressive. He’s composed and a great player. He’s tough,” Ndiaye said of his new teammate.
Ahmedhodzic looked, at times, a class above. Twice in the first half he drove forward like Chris Basham does for United, while in the second half he nullified any threat from Millwall with a number of interceptions.
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As debuts go, that was as good as we have seen yesterday from Ahmedhodzic. He looked every bit the £3m player and more and it was immediately apparent why Paul Heckingbottom had pushed to sign him.
He strode out with the ball from the back, made big tackles, won headers, and looked comfortable with the ball at his feet as well.
It was a huge debut for Ahmedhodzic and while the focus from some has been the attacking signings like Khadra and McAtee, the Bosnian could well become one of the stars of the season.