With four goals to his name since his season-long loan spell at Hoffenheim got underway, as well as strikes for England U21s, Reiss Nelson’s star and profile are on the rise.
The forward is one of the most exciting talents to emerge from our academy in recent years, something that the Bundesliga side’s boss Julian Nagelsmann acknowledges.
However, he insists that the 18 year old has got plenty to learn still, and needs to build a long-lasting career rather than one that shines brightly but briefly.
Speaking to Sport1, he said, “Reiss has huge potential to develop. He’s excellent one-on-one with a great drive towards the opposition goal. That’s why we loaned him.
“We must be mindful. Nelson’s scored four goals, two very important ones against Nuremberg, but he’s also had bad games.
“He needs to grow healthily. It’s like in music – one song puts bread on the table but only for a few weeks.
“It’s not about being a one-hit wonder, but about delivering good performances over a long period of time. Being the best over 15 years.
“He’s also had negative outliers with us. It’s about delivering the positive outliers consistently, showing those over and over again.
“Be careful when evaluating him. Let him grow in peace and don’t get into his head. It’s not easy to keep your feet on the ground at 18.”
So, in order to say Shaddup You Face to the doubters, the London Boy must build his Fame through hard work, then he can become the Starman we all hope he’ll be. It ain’t easy, but it’ll be Sweet Thing if he does it because he has the potential to be a Future Legend.
It’s Little Wonder hopes are high for him after his recent form, a real sign that the Teenage Wildlife emerging from the academy is top class and his career will hopefully be a Fantastic Voyage.
We can all look forward Five Years when he could be a fixture in the Arsenal first team, but even if things don’t work out chances are he’s good enough to find a New Career in a New Town.
h/t @LGAmbrose for the quotes/translation