SSE Airtricity League reporter Darryl Geraghty caught up with Bohemians latest sensation Fuad Sule after his fantastic introduction to SSE Airtricity League football... “Kante is the Premier League’s Fuad Sule” and “a young Makelele” were just some
SSE Airtricity League reporter Darryl Geraghty caught up with Bohemians latest sensation Fuad Sule after his fantastic introduction to SSE Airtricity League football...
“Kante is the Premier League’s Fuad Sule” and “a young Makelele” were just some of the deserved and affectionate phrases being lauded at Bohemians combative midfielder following his outstanding performance against runaway SSE Airtricity League leaders Cork City.
In just his second league start for the Gypsies first team and third overall, Sule played with an air of extreme determination setting the tone for an energetic Bohemians performance despite being on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline. Following his man of the match showing against Cabinteely in the EA Sports Cup, the ex-St. Pats man was given a starting berth away at Sligo Rovers were his performance earned yet more praise. But it was another man of the match display against arguably Ireland’s best side, Cork City, that really shunted the 20 year old into the media spotlight.
Speaking about a whirlwhind few weeks and good performances, the level headed midfielder stated: “Yeah I’ve been happy with them (performances) but I still think I can give more though, they were the types of games you have to get stuck in which is ideal for me, but I feel I can get on the ball more”.
It is this determination and undoubted work rate which stood to him playing an incredible 4 years at under 19 level for St. Patricks Athletic, going on to make his senior debut on the last day of the season when he came on as a 65th minute substitute against Derry City. Despite not getting the game time at Richmond Park his determination shone through yet again grabbing his opportunity at Dalymount Park with both hands and was quick to show his appreciation to current boss Keith Long, “Keith has given me a massive opportunity and I’m extremely grateful, especially giving me the freedom to express myself and enjoy my football, cant thank him enough.”
The Bohs faithful clearly appreciate the talent and work rate on show, as Sule received yet another standing ovation, and the appreciation is certainly not all one sided. “Its very flattering to be honest, the fans are very good to me. They always give you that platform and help to make that extra tackle, track the extra runner and clap everything you do. Really boosts your confidence.”
As for the aims for the season, “I would like to cement my place in the midfield for the first team, but it’s about the team, and the goal is to finish as high as we can. Have to be careful with three teams going down, but top six and challenging for Europe is where we want to be.”
Bohs certainly have a diamond on their hands and if he keeps showing the same determination both on and off the pitch, the sky is the limit for what, “Ngolo Sule” as some have Christened him, can achieve. One to keep an eye on for sure.