Tahith Chong’s promising start to life on loan at Club Brugge continued at the weekend.
After his goal and assist in the Belgian Cup in midweek, Chong wanted a chance to show he could produce that kind of performance against top tier teams in league competition.
He actually started the game on the bench as Brugge travelled to an out of form Beveren side.
Chong came on at half-time with his team 1-0 up and he came on playing like he had a point to prove.
Chong provided an assist, his second in as many games, in injury time to set up Noa Lang to secure a 2-0 away victory.
In just 45 minutes he managed to create four goalscoring chances for his teammates.
Chong also had two shots on target himself, and also won four free-kicks.
Loan move was the right choice
This is what United and Chong both want out of a loan move. He needs to be playing, and feeling confident.
This wasn’t happening at Werder Bremen. The opposition in the Bundesliga is tougher of course, and Chong was struggling and seeing his minutes decrease.
Loans are all about developing, and at Bremen, Chong wasn’t kicking on or getting the game time.
He should now have earned his right to be a starter in league competition for Club Brugge and has to use this promising start to kick on.
If he can end the season playing well regularly, picking up confidence and adding experience, he might yet have a future at United. One step at a time first, and so far, so good.
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