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Carlisle Manager Raves About Sorensen’s Performance Last Night

Manager Steven Pressley has spoken after Carlisle United’s win against Blackpool in the EFL Trophy Tuesday night. Newcastle striker Elias Sorensen made just his third start for Carlisle in the 2-1 win.

During his interview, Pressley brought up the 20-year-old Dane when speaking about the work-rate of his team. This is what the manager said about Sorensen at the 1:15 mark in the above interview:

“The work ethic of the group. If you look at young Elias Sorensen tonight. In the first half, he worked exceptionally hard and at times, didn’t get his rewards. But he kept doing it and doing it.

“I thought he did exceptional in the second half. I’m really pleased with the way he’s coming around and how he’s progressed. I thought he gave a really good performance tonight”

The interviewer then asked Pressley if he had said anything to Sorensen since he seemed to be playing a lot more boldly in this game:

“He’s showed great bravery. But you see in football, it’s amazing that the harder you work, the better you perform. That’s the bottom line. I think that’s one of the things that he’s truly added to his game is his out of possession work.

“We’ve worked a lot on that with him. On his understanding of his role and responsibility without the ball. He’s doing it to great effect. As the game grew, he got stronger and stronger. So I’m really pleased with his performance tonight.”

Elias is taking baby steps at Carlisle, but he is still moving forward. It may not be at the pace we expect, but these are positive indications that Sorensen is learning his craft.

The 20-year-old made similar leaps in his performance during his last start for Carlisle three weeks ago. This is what Pressley had to say then:

“I was really pleased with the improvements in some of our players.

“I just spoke with Shola Ameobi regarding Elias. He has just called me, and that’s the hardest he’s ever seen him work.

“He worked tirelessly tonight, and that’s real improvement in the kid since he’s come in here. I’ve had a couple of good conversations with him.

“I’ve spoken to him about a number of things. For me, his response has been excellent. So that was really encouraging.”

Let’s hope Elias can build on this performance. He is learning what it takes to be a professional. While he’ll need to get into the Carlisle team for league matches sooner rather than later, he is at least showing some serious signs of improvement.

16 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 16, 2019 at 5:56 AM

    Comment #1

    Name the alts. Name the alts. Name the alts. 😀

  • hibbit

    Oct 16, 2019 at 6:13 AM

    Comment #2

    It’s time to Name and Shame them 😉

  • Genjikai

    Oct 16, 2019 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Sad that people need alt accounts to back themselves up.
    Very sad indeed.
    Should take a look at your life if your doing that on an nufc blog.

  • Genjikai

    Oct 16, 2019 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #4

    So that daft theory that there is alts, the one that loads say doesnt happen.
    Has been proved.

    So the daft theory that kba agencies posts on here is untrue aswell?

  • count

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #5

    Has there been drama? Am I going to have to read last night’s posts?

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #6

    It would be interesting to know who the alts are. I doubt it is as one sided as everyone being Jib. I guess if it has been dealt with, we will be able to work out who has gone, but it wouldn’t give us the ‘masterminds’ behind them.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #7

    Anyway, who is coming to Chelsea?

  • hibbit

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #8

    just in case anyone missed this important announcement 😉

    The Wife

    Oct 16, 2019 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #1
    IrishRob – More than one person seemed to have concerns regarding me editing posts, so that’s why I addressed “Everyone” and not you directly. It wasn’t meant as a slight against you; I was being inclusive. ?

    geordietom – I saw your questions. All I’ll say is that alts have been found and Neil and I have done the best we can to deal with that issue.

  • Jib

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:17 AM

    Comment #9

    I truly don’t have an alt.
    However I do think those that bang on
    all the time about alts are probably the guilty ones.

  • Jib

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #10

    There seems to be a bit of turmoil at Chelsea at the
    moment – they have a bit of a defensive crisis – and
    Jorginho and Giroud are “unhappy” and talking about
    leaving in January.
    All helpful to the NUFC cause.

  • Jib

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #11

    After the England 21 match Callum Hudson-Odoi had an ice pack on his thigh and walked gingerly to have an after-match interview on the pitch.

    Is this grasping at straws

  • lochinvar

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #12

    No it’s skating on thin ice

  • bettyswallocks

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #13

    The Wife………….. Thanks for confirming that Jib has been operating on the blog with numerous alts. This is is something that most of us knew anyway as the evidence was overwhelming.
    I realise that you and Neil have decided to deal with this issue in house which I suppose makes sense, however out of morbid curiosity I think we would like to have some idea how many versions of “Jib” we have Beeb engaging with so is it :-

    A) Between 1 and 5
    B) Between 5 and 10
    C) More than 10

    I think it would be useful to know so that we can get some closure on this. Thank You for a great blog.

  • Jib

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #14

    It ain’t me babe
    It ain’t me your looking for

  • Jib

    Oct 16, 2019 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #15

    I suspect your comment was done just to irritate
    as is your wont
    After all what else is there for you to do ?
    Your footy input is pitiful.

  • widowmagandapoke

    Oct 16, 2019 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Are you lot all twelve year olds? I thought this blog was supposed to be about football.


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