Manchester United legend and Middlesbrough coach Michael Carrick has praised Chuba Akpom for his brilliance this season.
It has been a massive turnaround for Nigerian striker Chuba Akpom at Boro this season. The 27-year-old has been impressive in recent months.
Carrick has been impressed by his top striker’s performance, and he wants Akpom to continue as they push for Premier League promotion.
“It’s fantastic when someone in your team scores the goals that he has, but the biggest thing for me has been seeing Chuba grow, as a player and as a person,” Carrick said per The Northern Echo.
“Having that taste of goals and of success, he’s using that as motivation to push himself even more.
“It’s almost a form of greed in the nicest kind of way because it’s motivating him to want more.
“Some people get a taste for that and think, ‘That was fantastic, well done’. Others think, ‘I want a little more of that, I want to improve and I want bigger and better things’.
“For me, the way Chuba has gone about it, he’s desperate to learn and desperate to take in information all the time.”
Middlesbrough sit third in the Championship, four points behind second-placed Sheffield United. Boro would hope that Akpom keeps firing on all cylinders as they push for Premier League promotion with ten games left.