Sami backs Teixeira to relish centre stage

Joao Teixeira on the run at Birmingham City

Joao Teixeira on the run at Birmingham City

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Sami Hyypia has backed his Portuguese prospect to relish being the centre of attention.

The Albion boss reckons Joao Teixeira will shrug off expectation of fans at the Amex as he makes his home debut against Bolton.

He believes the on-loan Liverpool playmaker could even improve on his full debut at Leeds with all eyes on him today.

Hyypia said: “He is a good kid, he has a good mentality.

“I don’t think it will be a problem. I think he can even raise his game as well.”

Hyypia believes Teixeira and Danny Holla have inspired their new colleagues.

He added: “When you have two players who keep the ball, not losing the ball easily, it gives confidence to the rest of the players.

“I think that was one key thing on Tuesday. Everybody raised their game.”

Hyypia expects winless Bolton to make life tough as they look to get their season off the ground.

He said: “We need to be ready to win the battle, then hopefully with our quality and our passing we can create chances to score goals.”

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7:41am Sat 23 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Morning let's hit the ground running against Bolton like we did at Leeds, not give Bolton time to settle, if people have not seen Joao or Holla yet I think your be pretty happy how comfortable they both are on the ball, let's get behind the boys today and rock the Amex!!
Up the Albion!!
Morning let's hit the ground running against Bolton like we did at Leeds, not give Bolton time to settle, if people have not seen Joao or Holla yet I think your be pretty happy how comfortable they both are on the ball, let's get behind the boys today and rock the Amex!! Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 17

9:18am Sat 23 Aug 14

Max Ripple says...

JeffLomer wrote:
Morning let's hit the ground running against Bolton like we did at Leeds, not give Bolton time to settle, if people have not seen Joao or Holla yet I think your be pretty happy how comfortable they both are on the ball, let's get behind the boys today and rock the Amex!!
Up the Albion!!
Yep - looking forward to this afternoon.
Come on boys, give us all something to smile about - and SHOUT about!
[quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning let's hit the ground running against Bolton like we did at Leeds, not give Bolton time to settle, if people have not seen Joao or Holla yet I think your be pretty happy how comfortable they both are on the ball, let's get behind the boys today and rock the Amex!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Yep - looking forward to this afternoon. Come on boys, give us all something to smile about - and SHOUT about! Max Ripple
  • Score: 4

9:21am Sat 23 Aug 14

Jonathan Mouette says...

I think he will make a far greater impact than Jesse Lingard ever did - and will revel in the role and responsibility he has been given. This boy is destined for great things -wouldn't it nice if it were with us... One is of course allowed to dream...! UTA...!!!
I think he will make a far greater impact than Jesse Lingard ever did - and will revel in the role and responsibility he has been given. This boy is destined for great things -wouldn't it nice if it were with us... One is of course allowed to dream...! UTA...!!! Jonathan Mouette
  • Score: 8

9:43am Sat 23 Aug 14

JeffLomer says...

Max Ripple wrote:
JeffLomer wrote:
Morning let's hit the ground running against Bolton like we did at Leeds, not give Bolton time to settle, if people have not seen Joao or Holla yet I think your be pretty happy how comfortable they both are on the ball, let's get behind the boys today and rock the Amex!!
Up the Albion!!
Yep - looking forward to this afternoon.
Come on boys, give us all something to smile about - and SHOUT about!
Absolutely Max, im hoping enduring 9 hours in the car with the mrs and my 3 year old coming down from Leeds, deserves 3 points listening to them on the way down yesterday,
Up the Albion!!
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JeffLomer[/bold] wrote: Morning let's hit the ground running against Bolton like we did at Leeds, not give Bolton time to settle, if people have not seen Joao or Holla yet I think your be pretty happy how comfortable they both are on the ball, let's get behind the boys today and rock the Amex!! Up the Albion!![/p][/quote]Yep - looking forward to this afternoon. Come on boys, give us all something to smile about - and SHOUT about![/p][/quote]Absolutely Max, im hoping enduring 9 hours in the car with the mrs and my 3 year old coming down from Leeds, deserves 3 points listening to them on the way down yesterday, Up the Albion!! JeffLomer
  • Score: 2
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