Echiejile Plays As Sub In Monaco Draw

Echiejile Plays As Sub In Monaco Draw

Elderson Echiejile played the last half hour as Monaco forced Valencia to a 2-2 draw in the opening game of this year’s Emirates Cup in London.

Nigeria international Elderson came on as a 61st minute replacement for left back rival Layvin Kurzawa.

He held his own in defence and even ventured upfront several times as Monaco dominated the second half.

He was also a late substitute for the France U21 defender when Monaco defeated Italian Serie A side Parma in another pre-season game earlier this week.

Kurzawa was preferred to the more experienced Nigeria star by former coach Claudio Ranieri.

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