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Nicolas Jackson called up for the national team for the first time!

This Friday, Aliou Cissé released a list of 26 players for the next Lions gathering. Revelation at the start of the season at Villarreal, Nicolas Jackson joins the group for the first time.

This is one of the big news just a few months after the World Cup. The former Casa Sports player, who left his training team just three years ago, has just been called up for the first time ever in the Senegalese national team. At 21, the Banjul native, little known in the youth selections, will discover La Tanière. A fair reward for him given his recent performances.

Since his arrival in Spain, Nicolas Jackson continues to beat the levels. Loaning for the first time to CD Mirandés for his first season, he left good impressions playing 17 games, including 16 in the Spanish Second Division, scoring a goal and providing an assist. Returning to Villarreal for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, he will show himself to his advantage, particularly with the branch of the Europa League winners in 2021.

Jackson becomes a fixture in Miguel Álvarez’s starting eleven and is one of the great players in Villarreal B’s rise in the Second Division scoring 7 goals and providing 8 assists in the RFEF Primera División, including a brace in the Play final against Gimnàstic de Tarragona. Regular training for the first team, he made his debut under Unai Emery in the same season.

But today there is no doubt that Nicolas Jackson was honored for his good start to the season, having become a full-fledged player in Villarreal’s first team just a few weeks ago. First sparkling during the summer preparation (2 goals and 3 assists in 5 games), he did not give up during the first official match of the season as he was the one who scored the first goal of the year for Villarreal.

A significant asset for the Aliou Cissé attack

Obviously, Nicolas Jackson exploits the poor form of some Aliou Cissé executives or the absences of Famara Diédhiou and Demba Seck, who has not been selected, to secure a place in the national team. However, there is no doubt that his talent and qualities of him have spoken in his favor. Able to play in all offensive positions, Nico has excellent relaxation and a great burst of speed, a complete player who can still progress to the finish line.

He will thus have the opportunity to demonstrate the extent of his talent against Bolivia and Iran to earn points with Aliou Cissé and, potentially, hope to acquire a precious sesame for the next World Cup in Qatar. The competition is fierce in the offensive sector of the national team, Nicolas Jackson will not want to miss the opportunity.


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