Elanga claims he came on to scare Atletico defenders

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Anthony Elanga stated that the instruction given to him was to come on and scare Atletico Madrid’s defender as he insists he will give his all when called upon.

Manchester United youngster Anthony Elanga reveals the instruction given to him before he came on in the Champions League game against Atletico Madrid.

The academy graduate stated that he was given the instruction to scare Atletico Madrid’s defenders.

Elanga came in as a substitute when his side were behind in the Champions League game but scored few minutes of coming on the pitch.

Speaking after the game in Madrid Elanga said: “He said to me, what I always do, just make the defenders scared and run in behind and then when I get an opportunity take it.
“We wanted a good result for the fans because they travelled a long way and hopefully the next leg at Old Trafford will be even better.”

Elanga insists it was a dream come true for him in the Champions League as he insists he is ready to give all he has when he is called upon.

It was Elanga’s second goal in four days as a substitute after coming off the bench at Leeds to score last weekend.

“Whenever I get an opportunity for the club I just want to repay the favour to the manager and just leave nothing in the tank and give 150 per cent every time I step onto that pitch and just enjoy it,” he beamed.

“I just do what I can do when I go on the pitch, I always tell myself I want to be the best player on the pitch. I appreciate the boss and like I said before every time he puts me on, I just want to repay the favour to him.”

The Reds had fallen behind on the night to a Joao Felix header early on, but Elanga said the Reds always knew we had a chance of getting back into it.

“You got to stay in the game because anything could happen, it’s the Champions League. It’s the best club competition in the world, anything could happen,” he added.

“You got to stay ready for the full 90 minutes. Obviously, we didn’t play the best football in the first half and then in the second half with the substitutions that we made, I think we stepped up a bit.”



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