#sports activities ‘Magnificent’ Ivan Toney has gone on to another LEVEL this season, believes boss Thomas Frank.
‘Magnificent’ Ivan Toney has gone on to another LEVEL this season, believes boss Thomas Frank… with the Brentford supervisor satisfied that his star man is the ‘BEST’ striker out there to England after Harry Kane
- Brentford boss Thomas Frank believes Ivan Toney has gone up another degree
- The Danish supervisor joins requires striker to earn first England call-up
- Tony has 5 targets and two assists in opening six matches of the season
- England play this month in opposition to Italy and Germany within the Nations League
Brentford supervisor Thomas Frank has been impressed with Ivan Toney’s focus this week regardless of rising discuss over a maiden England call-up.
The ahead struck a hat-trick in Saturday’s 5-2 win over Leeds to additional press house his claims to be included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the internationals in opposition to Italy and Germany later this month.
Frank insisted there has been no change to how Toney has ready for this weekend’s potential journey to Southampton and reiterated his perception that the five-goal hitman is at present England’s greatest back-up choice behind Harry Kane.
Ivan Toney’s type this season and seen him tipped for a primary call-up to the England squad
“Yeah normal, focused,” the Bees boss stated of his prime goalscorer.
“Obviously Ivan would be delighted if he gets a call-up and he would love to play for England, I know that for a fact. We hope for it but that is one of his strengths; that he is consistent in everything he does.
“He was clearly magnificent in each facet of the (Leeds) recreation. Three totally different targets however all three taken with top of the range, so I actually do hope he will get that call-up.
“I think it would be well deserved but again it is Gareth’s job to pick the best players for England and he has done a very good job so far in doing that. In-form strikers? He must be the best behind Kane right now.”
Bees’ Boss Thomas Frank believes Toney has gone up a degree this season within the Premier League
Roma attacker Tammy Abraham and Kane have been the one recognised centre forwards in Southgate’s squad for the summer time Nations League contests.
With Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Callum Wilson persevering with to wrestle with accidents whereas Ollie Watkins is off form, a window seems to have opened for Toney – even when he probably faces competitors within the type of Manchester United duo Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford.
A hat-trick for the Brentford ahead in opposition to Norwich in March noticed his identify mooted as an choice for the Three Lions however on the time his supervisor stated he had “another level” to attain.
Gareth Southgate might be choosing a squad for this month’s video games in opposition to Italy and Germany
Quizzed on whether or not Toney was now there with 5 targets and two assists throughout his opening six matches, Frank admitted: “In many ways, yeah.
“In all of the video games now we have performed he has been a serious risk all through, coming on the top of possibilities, setting folks up for possibilities, linking up effectively with team-mates, urgent, a presence in each containers on set-pieces and simply his character and mentality.
“We all know it is about layers; getting on the end of more chances, more involved in link-up play and when you have the situations your pass is perfect to your team-mates, but I think yes, those layers are there so far.”