‘Like having Christian Eriksen’ - Rovers boss impressed by City loanee Trybull

Tom Trybull in action during Norwich City's 2-2 home draw with Arsenal in the Premier League last se

Tom Trybull in action during Norwich City's 2-2 home draw with Arsenal in the Premier League last season Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray has compared Norwich City loanee Tom Trybull to Inter Milan and Denmark’s midfield star Christian Eriksen ahead of his potential debut for Rovers this evening.

The German wasn’t involved in Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Nottingham Forest, having only joined on a season-long loan a day earlier, on the final day of the summer transfer window.

Trybull scored five goals in 80 games for Norwich after signing on a free transfer from Den Haag in 2017 but wasn’t given a squad number following relegation from the Premier League, despite being under contract until 2022 and with the option for a further year.

The 27-year-old was frozen out as Stuart Webber and Daniel Farke set about revamping their squad for the Championship challenge but Mowbray likes what he has seen from his loan signing so far, ahead of a trip to Watford tonight.

“My eye was drawn to Tom Trybull initially because of his quality. I’ve been watching him train and it’s been like having Christian Eriksen on the training ground,” Mowbray told iFollow Rovers, referring to the former Tottenham Hotspur star.

“He’s so tidy on the ball, he keeps it really tight and his passing is excellent, he’s clever, keeps the ball moving and is a good character.


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“He knows what it takes to win games on a consistent basis and he’ll create competition in our midfield.”

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Trybull was an integral part of City’s title-winning campaign in the Championship in 2018-19 and Mowbray hopes he can help take Blackburn on to the next level, after two mid-table finishes following promotion from League One in 2018.

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“It’s important to have players in a squad that have that experience and have been there, seen it and done it,” the Rovers boss added.

“As a player I managed to get promotion and I did it as a manager as well. It takes a special group of players with the right experience and drive to consistently win football matches.

“When you get to the top you’re there to be shot at, it takes certain characters to stick their chest out to go on the pitch and believe that they’re going to win every game.”

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