Sheffield Wednesday summer signing Anthony Musaba has discussed what attracted him to the club.
Anthony Musaba has revealed that the chance to work with manager Xisco Munoz was one of the factors that convinced him to make the switch to Sheffield Wednesday this summer.
Sheffield Wednesday signed Musaba from Monaco on a permanent transfer. The 22-year-old attacker has since featured in all three of the Owls’ Championship fixtures this season, making his first league start against Preston North End at Hillsborough Stadium last time out.
Musaba has shown flashes of quality for the Yorkshire club, but hasn’t been able to prevent Sheffield Wednesday from suffering defeat in each of their Championship clashes so far. The pressure is already beginning to build on Munoz, but Musaba has faith in the manager’s ability.
As quoted by The Star, Musaba has discussed his excitement at the prospect of working and developing under Munoz. The Dutchman said, “he has a lot of confidence in me, and he really knows my qualities. That’s what I need, because if a coach doesn’t have that confidence or doesn’t know your qualities then it’s impossible to be yourself. But he was really straight with me and he really seems to trust me, so that’s why it gives me an extra boost to play under him and for this club as well.”
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Lots on the line for Musaba and Sheffield Wednesday
Munoz clearly did a good job in convincing Musaba to join Sheffield Wednesday. The player now needs to repay the Spanish coach’s faith in him.
This is a huge season for Musaba. He needs to take this chance to prove that he can shine at Championship level. He has talent and potential, but he needs to demonstrate consistency and the ability to deliver end product in the second tier of English football.
He has had several loan stints before in his career, with Cercle Brugge, Heerenveen, Metz, and NEC Nijmegen, but now has the chance to settle down at Sheffield Wednesday.
It is an equally big campaign for Sheffield Wednesday themselves. Having earned promotion from League One via the play-offs last season, they must take this chance to establish themselves back in the Championship. Based on the start they have made, Munoz has his work cut out in achieving this aim.