Time to satisfy a World Cup star who additionally performed within the Somerset Cup for a sixth tier membership simply 4 years earlier than taking part in in Qatar this winter.
Antoine Semenyo, who was a sixth-tier participant in Bathtub Metropolis’s Somerset Cup, has now represented Ghana on the most prestigious sporting match in all of sports activities in simply 4 years. How nice is that for profession development?
After a profitable begin to the season at Championship aspect Bristol Metropolis, the 22-year previous London-born participant can play on each the entrance and the flank. He made his debut for Black Stars in June.
As his aspect tried to discover a late equaliser, he was known as on within the second half. He was seated within the entrance row for Inaki Williams’ ultimate moments of agony.
Semenyo was 17 when he signed for Bristol Metropolis in 2017. Nonetheless, he struggled to get first-team time and was loaned to Nationwide League South aspect Bathtub Metropolis.
GOAL OF THE DAY | On this present day in 2018, Antoine Semenyo scored his first Romans aim and would go on to internet a hat-trick in Metropolis’s 8-1 Somerset Cup Quarter Last win over Welton Rovers at Twerton Park.#Romans pic.twitter.com/xwhOlgBrQE
— Bathtub Metropolis FC (@BathCity_FC) February 20, 2022
He bought some much-needed recreation time and his confidence grew, so the targets started to circulate. Six targets have been scored by the Romans in 16 video games, together with a memorable hat trick towards the mighty Welton Rovers within the 8-1 Somerset Cup quarter-final match.
The following season, he started climbing the ladder and was loaned to League Two aspect Newport County, then to League One outfit Sunderland the 12 months following. He returned to Ashton Gate in 2020/21.
Semenyo, who had solely scored two league targets his first marketing campaign again at Bristol within the inaugural marketing campaign, quadrupled his whole the following season and has been flying because the summer time break.
Semenyo, who had scored 4 targets in 5 matches previous to the World Cup, was statistically the most popular Ghanaian striker. Let’s hope he has the chance to show his price. It’s superb how a lot totally different scoring within the Somerset Cup may be from scoring on the World Cup.
4 years in the past Antoine Semenyo was taking part in for Bathtub Metropolis in a Somerset Cup quarter-final towards Welton Rovers.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) November 24, 2022
Bristol Metropolis’s Antoine Semenyo mentioned that’s ‘crazy’ that he may come up towards Cristiano Ronaldo on the World Cup with Ghana taking part in Portugal of their opening recreation in Qatar and it may see the Robins striker line up towards the not too long ago launched Manchester United ahead.
He mentioned: “After I discuss it, it’s loopy. I’ve at all times watched him from after I was younger and I watch him now.
“To be up towards him is nice, I’m going to relish the problem, work exhausting, and do what I can to cease him from scoring and put the ball behind the web myself.
“I want to be playing, I want to be involved. Hopefully, I have done enough to be in the starting line-up.”
“Tactically it is a little bit more different,” admitted Semenyo on taking part in in alongside gamers with the expertise of taking part in within the Premier League in addition to adapting to numerous requirements of soccer across the globe. “The coach needs us to play a sure means. I’ve to be vigilant and I’ve to pay attention.
“I’m engaged on my motion much more. I’m engaged on the ball much more. I’ve actually tried to maintain the ball, play across the again and play via the midfield.
He added: “After I’m in I want to verify I’m at all times accessible, whether or not that’s in behind, it’s serving to my recreation at Bristol as effectively. It provides that sharpness and that motion and medical edge.
“With the characters, we now have within the workforce we wish it to be quicker, fast, and slick. It’s important to regulate to that.
“It’s important to be slick with every part. Transferring the ball shortly with two touches and being as fast as potential with the ball.”
Antoine Semenyo on making World Cup Squad “it hasn’t sunk in yet”.pic.twitter.com/JdDYKudrK9
— George Addo Jnr (@addojunr) November 15, 2022
Antoine Semenyo scores his first in Ghana colours and a second aim for the Black Stars .
— George Addo Jnr (@addojunr) November 17, 2022
— Professor R.Niblett (@R_Niblett_) November 24, 2022
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