PSG Brazilian full back Dani Alves has admitted that on loan Everton forward Henry Onyekuru was quite difficult to handle in their Champions League encounter even though they thrashed Anderlecht 4-0.
Alves said Anderlecht were very lively in the first half, but they were always confident of breaking the Belgians down due to their superior power when it comes to attacking and scoring goals.
” They (Anderlecht) didn’t do badly especially in the first half but we were confident of ourselves, and we know we have the abilities to score goals and we did so before half time, and that gave us balance in the second half “, Alves said during the post match interview.
The Brazilian was up against Nigerian forward Onyekuru who is on loan to the Belgian side from Everton, and in his statement Alves said he didn’t attack much in the first half because they needed to keep it tight at the back.
” In the first half, I have to do some defensive duties, but after our goals we got the freedom to play just as we want to. Anderlecht have some very quick players and they attacked down my end, so it was difficult to join the attack in the first half”, he concluded.
Onyekuru was among the players who attacked from the left for Anderlecht, where the Brazilian is stationed for the entire duration of the game, where he came close to scoring in the second half but his effort came off the bar.