Soccer AM is a staple of Saturday morning British television. It has been a permanent fixture for football fans since 1995. The shows enduring popularity has been in no small part thanks to the quality of its segments. One of the most popular is Skill School. In this feature the team visit various football academies up and down the country, pitting two players against each other in a competition to determine who is the most skilful.
Throughout the years there have been some famous faces to have featured in this portion of the show, and we will continue to show you them this week.
Britt Assombalonga was a Watford trainee when he made his appearance on the show. The forward has since gone on to forge an enviable career in the Championship. He is often pointed to as one of the best strikers playing outside of the Premier League.
Whenever the 26-year-old has moved it has been for a club record fee: £1.1million when he moved from Watford to Peterborough; £8 million when he moved from the Posh to Nottingham Forest, and £15 million when he moved from Forest to Middlesbrough.
Whether Assombalonga will make it to the top tier of English football is uncertain at the moment – the guys over at Bentley Intelligence have stated that it looks very unlikely that Middlesbrough will get promoted this season. However, next season they may stand a chance, especially if Assombalonga is firing on all cylinders.
Besides his club career, Assombalonga is a fully-fledged international footballer with DR Congo.
Skills are great and should be admired. However, without mastering the fundamentals of soccer, they become a bit-part player. Here at Bentley Sports Group, we are trying to help soccer players become the best that they possibly can. Thanks to our first class coaching and our innovative psychometric BIOSCE testing. We want to make skilful, rounded players. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you.