Imminent breakthrough for Tettey
By Håvard Lindheim, 31 Januar 2006, 08:14
2005 was the grand year for Per Ciljan Skjelbred. Now, his good friend Alexander Tettey awaits his big breakthrough.
GOOD FRIENDS: Tettey and Skjelbred after their Tippeliga debut against Bodø/Glimt, June 2004.
Photo: Åsmund Sjøberg
"He has had a fine development. After christmas, he's shown stability at a good level," Per-Mathias Høgmo praises to rosenborg.info.
The Norwegian/Ghanese was accepted into the A squad by Åge Hareide in autumn 2003, and throughout these two and a half years he's had a good progression - in spite of not playing many first squad games.
This summer, Tettey was on a short loan to the Oslo club Skeid, and after several very good 1st division matches, Høgmo chose to bring the player home to Lerkendal. As many will remember, the 19-year old got to play several games, including the away game against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
In January, the talent has profited from the injury situation in the team, as many of his midfield rivals have been out. Tettey was rested against Pohang Steelers, but apart from that, he has played the full 90 minutes against Brøndby, Djurgården and Bodø/Glimt. During the Friday's match against the last mentioned opponent, Tettey was the best player out on the field. First, he played attacking side midfielder in 4-2-3-1, then a defensive anchor in 4-3-3, and did impress in both roles.
"He's constantly on the move. He has a great capacity for running, and is fast and at the same time skilled with the ball. In all, he has much of what it takes to succeed," Høgmo states.
"Will Alexander Tettey's breakthrough come in 2006?"
"That could be, but of course he still has time on his side," Per-Mathias Høgmo ends.