Hyypia Thinks Dunk Has a True Future

Brighton manager Sami Hyypia says that striker Lewis Dunk has a great future ahead of him, but the youngster needs to keep his feet on the ground. The former Liverpool defender saw Dunk scored two goals in the 2-2 draw with Charlton athletic during the weekend. The two dropped points brought an end to a run of three successive wins for Brighton at the start of the season. Despite being a young defender, Dunk managed to score 2 goals from set pieces. His second goal to get the equaliser was a finish that many strikers would be proud of.

Brighton had to come back twice in the match after they conceded an early goal to Vetokele, who also scored Charlton’s second in the 75th minute. The 22-year-old is already attracting a lot of attention from other Championship and newly promoted Premier League clubs. If he continues in the same manner, Dunk could be a target in the January transfer window. Hyypia, though, will be more concerned about getting back to winning ways in the league. The team has managed just two wins in the five league matches. As a result, they sit 13th in the table, but there is already a danger of the play-off contenders extending their advantage.

“The sky’s the limit, but he needs to keep his feet on the ground and not get carried away. I see him as a promising young central defender who can play football. He’s as good as I thought and, in the last games, he has shown that he’s improving. He has all the attributes of a centre-back – he’s good in the air, quite quick and can play football. He’s got three goals already so it shows he’s got that capability and he is also great from set pieces,” said the former Liverpool defender.

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