Fulham defender Kenny Tete has proven Netherlands coach Frank de Boer ‘right’ with his recent impressive displays for the club.
That’s according to Algemeen Dagblad, who say the full back is showing he is a ‘complete right-back’ with his performances under Scott Parker.
Tete has been an ever-present in the last few weeks for Fulham, playing a key role as they’ve mounted a serious push to avoid relegation.
He was recently in impressive form in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City, earning plaudits for is display despite his side being pushed aside with relative ease by Guardiola and co.
An incident wherein Tete outmanoeuvred Gabriel Jesus stood out in particular, say the newspaper, with the Brazilian star gave the impression of being ‘run over by a truck’.
That small incident was ‘confirmation’ of what De Boer had been thinking about Tete for years, that he is an ‘orthodox full back’ who performs his defensive tasks ‘excellently’.
This was something he saw while training the player at Ajax, and he’s not the only manager to think it, with Ronald Koeman also once labelling the Fulham man the ‘most complete full-back’ on his list.
That praise received a lot of negative replies and criticism, but the player has bounced back at Craven Cottage and showed against Manchester City the ‘usefulness’ of having a player like him in the squad.
Indeed, while his ‘frivolous’ teammates gave away the goals he ‘reigned’ on the right-wing and his display against Jesus, and Mohammed Salah, another player he ‘scares’ showed he is not out of place in the national team.