Manchester United loanee Tahith Chong made a match winning impact for Werder Bremen at the weekend.
Chong provided an injury time assist with a curling cross from the right for Eren Dinkci to head in a winner.
It was Chong’s first Bundesliga goal contribution of the season.
Promise he had shown in pre-season and a goal against lower league opposition in the cup has so far failed to translate into anything more substantial. Until now.
Chong was a substitute in Werder’s match away at Mainz, and his assist helped end a run of four straight Bundesliga defeats.
Werder pleased with Chong
Manager Florian Kohfeldt told Deichstube: “I see Tahith on the right track in terms of the second half of the season.”
Sporting director Frank Baumann dismissed reports United were unhappy with Chong’s progress, or at least suggested such communication had not reached him directly.
Baumann said: “Well, I haven’t heard from Manchester that they are dissatisfied. In any case, we are not.”
Chong has made just three league starts for Werder, so it would be understandable if United were a little concerned.
This match winning assist was exactly what he needed and will lift his confidence, as well as giving Werder faith in him.
A start could be upcoming for him in the week when Werder take on Hannover in the German Cup in the team’s final game of 2020.
The loan has not been a great success so far, but there is plenty of time to turn it around, and Chong’s assists is the perfect springboard for it to do so.
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