England U17 World Cup winner Emile Smith Rowe has scored 9 objectives in all competitions this season and shall be searching for his tenth towards Nottingham Forest on Sunday
Steve Cooper says Emile Smith Rowe’s rise to the highest is proof that hard work pays off.
The Nottingham Forest supervisor coached the Gunners teenager when he was in cost of England Under-17s who received the World Cup in 2017.
Smith Rowe has gone on to turn out to be an everyday on the Emirates, scoring eight objectives in 18 Premier League appearances this season.
Cooper might do with out seeing an excessive amount of of the 21-year-old on Sunday as Forest plot to turf Arsenal out of the FA Cup on the City Ground.
But he has nothing however reward for the midfielder who has been christened the Croydon De Bruyne.
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Cooper mentioned: “Emile was one of a group of highly talented boys. When you work with an England team of that age, you don’t get that far if you aren’t.
“They had been at an age the place you hoped they’d go on and do issues.
“To get as far as he has is a real testament to the work he has done in his academy. And Emile is now one of those who is starting to have a really exciting career.
“But everyone knows that expertise just isn’t the one half of attending to the highest, which is the Premier League. To keep there you want loads of different issues as effectively.
“It’s great to see so many doing well – but Emile particularly has been excellent. It’s pleased me because I cannot think of a player in that England team who worked harder than him in terms of his training and preparation.
“I’m not saying others didn’t work hard but he had an amazing approach and he’s reaping the rewards of that now.”
Cooper has reworked Forest’s fortunes since taking on from Chris Hughton, who by no means recovered from a poor begin to the marketing campaign.
One of his personal standout performers has been Brennan Johnson, 20, who’s attracting lots of consideration throughout his breakthrough season.
He has already been referred to as into the senior Wales squad. And Cooper has issued the teenager with a problem – beginning on Sunday.
He mentioned: “I’ve just had a good conversation with him about some technical improvements and he’s taken that on board. I’m sure he’ll want to look back and know he’s had a good season not just a good half-season.”
Forest have ramped up their promotion bid by taking skilled centre-half Steve Cook from Bournemouth.
Cooper added: “Every player should be thinking that Arsenal is a good yardstick. They are a tougher challenge than the one we face week in, week out.
“I would like an formidable tradition for each participant to suppose that they’ll impose themselves on the sport.
“I want them on that page. If they’re not, they’re not going to be for me. We are a big football club as well.
“We want gamers to again themselves and take a look at challenges with confidence, moderately than worry.”