Almeria manager Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilian is happy with the impact of his Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq.

Umar scored 16 goals as the Rojiblancos narrowly missed promotion back to the top flight division last season.

However, The 24-year-old, started his second season with the club in a similar fashion — scoring seven goals in 16 appearances this season.

“I’m hallucinating with him because this week has been one of his happiest since he’s been here,” said the 51-year-old. “He finally understands that you can play football well and not score.

Aside from the goals, Sadiq Umar has assisted six goals, something he was lacking last season.

“Talking to him, he told me that he was happy with the play of the second goal against Valladolid (for which he played the decisive pass). These are the things that are going to make Almería even bigger because if players of this level put their humanity in, it transmits calmness.” The Spanish manager concluded.

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