Atsu Was Better Than Stephen Appiah, Second to Abedi Pele – Karl Tufuoh
Veteran journalist Karl Tufuoh thinks the late Christian Atsu was more gifted than Stephen Appiah, who captained the Black Stars.
The former Chelsea player is rated as the most talented player after the famous Abedi Pele by the sports journalism lecturer, ahead of Michael Essien.
He claims that if he had been successful at Chelsea and had not been impacted by the Turkey earthquakes that claimed his life, Atsu would still be alive today.
“And for those who think Stephen Appiah was the ultimate, no. When it comes to talent, Atsu was way ahead of him. Why didn’t it work at Chelsea?
“If it had worked out at Chelsea, he still would be there at 31, and not in Turkey. That’s what hurts and grieves me the most, because the ability of this boy was phenomenal.
“If you take away Abedi Pele, I think the most gifted player since Abedi left the scene has been Atsu,” Tufuoh said on Metro TV.
“The only problem is that Atsu didn’t fulfil his full potential. He should’ve been light years ahead of what Michael Essien did at Chelsea, because the talent was better and modern.”