The Nigerian youngster believes that his coach is making the right decisions on when he is fieldedImoh Ezekielreturned to the starting line-up on Tuesday as Standard Liege hosted Genk at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne in the fourth match of the Jupiler League playoffs.
The highest goal scorer for Liege with 15 goals did not score but his team won 3-0 to keep their ambition of playing in the Uefa Champions League alive.
Ezekiel, who started on the bench against Zulte-Waregem last Friday and came on to grab the decisive winner said that he trusts Coach Mircea Rednic’s decisions – whether to start or to come on from the substitute’s bench.
Ezekiel was replaced by Michy Batshuayi in the 63rd minute and Batshuayi scored the third goal for Liege 10 minutes after coming on, proving that Rednic is getting his tactics right.
“For me, it is just normal to be on the bench. I am available to coach. If he feels that I'm more useful as a joker, I know he's right and he sees things that often go unnoticed by me," Ezekiel told dhnet.be.
Another Nigerian, Kim Ojo started on the bench for Genk and came on for Jelle Vossen in the 59th minute. Ojo has played five matches and scored one goal after transferring from Norwegian club, Brann in January.Standard Liege lead the playoffs league table with 10 points from four matches and their match is against Lokeren on Saturday.