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Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka fears losing Albert Adomah after World Cup

Published on: 11 April 2014
Albert Adomah has been in top form for Middlesbrough.

By Rahman Osman

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has predicted it would be difficult to hold on to his in-form winger Albert Adomah after the world cup as the clubs would find him too attractive to resist.

The Ghana winger has left Karanka in awe after some impressive displays throughout the season.

Adomah has banged in 12 goals this season and assist 8 meaning he becomes the second most influential midfielder in a season behind Steward Downing who scored 17 goals at the river side in a single season.

Karanka fears once Adomah announces himself on the world cup stage it would be difficult to hold on to him.

“Albert is an incredible chap with an extra-ordinary eye to pop up with goals,”  Karanka said.

“I have been privileged to work some gifted players in my short stint as a coach and he is certainly one who have impressed.

“A real team player who goes about his work in a simple way.”

Adomah made his international debut when coming on as a substitute for The Black Stars in their 1–0 defeat against Brazil on 5 September 2011 at Craven Cottage.


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  • Jason says:
    April 12, 2014 03:49 pm
    @benny give me your facebook or twitter. U prick that estate is in south kensington. If you brave just drop ur facebook or twitter n i will get one of my young gs to deal with you.
  • benny says:
    April 12, 2014 03:18 pm
    Haha haha, your lies, mediocrity has caught up with you. People like you live villages in Ghana.Bastard jason l have given you a number to call but chicken you could not call because you live ln a village with ten wives.idiotic low life.
  • benny says:
    April 12, 2014 03:17 pm
    Haha haha, your lies, mediocrity has caught up with you. People like you live villages in Ghana. l have given you a number to call but chicken you could not call because you live ln a village with ten wives.idiotic low life.
  • Asenegal says:
    April 12, 2014 10:45 am
    Benny like qprboy rightly said we were all happy about ur first comment but then u also started insuting too. I believe u r matured(sensible) so pls come back n say sorry. Dont worry about that Jason guy his comments shows he has personal issues. So we r waitn on u Benny
  • Isaac says:
    April 12, 2014 09:00 am
    Benito God bless u for ur comment.if every body comment like ben is doing now, There will definately be sanity here.
  • benny says:
    April 12, 2014 09:01 am
    My brother Isaac you are spot on mate. There is no need to insult . However Some serial and chronic insulters like Jason, Union leader, terry,Maxwell johnson sometime needs bits of their own medicine. You see that is how they were brought up.Any way thanks, your point is well taken.
  • Qprboy says:
    April 12, 2014 09:56 am
    Benny. I dont usually comment on this site because most of the time its all comical articles to try n promote players. But this fella derserves to be in the national team. I ve seen him play on several occasion. He is a great player. They hardly write about him on here. He is highly rated down here(england). Benny if you truely live in london you wouldnt be saying that crap. He was voted player of the season at bristol city. At middlesbrough he is thier top scorer. He is only of the few players who is using his real age(26) young conpared to some in ghana football. Due to merits this guy should be selected! I would love to know what ends you live in so i can come there to pay you a visit and slap some sense into you. Have a nice day you wasteman
  • Jason says:
    April 12, 2014 10:04 am
    Oi @Benny WHERE YOU FROM FAM!!! Dicccckhhhhheeead. Some cyber gangsta. State your location. We can link up up n have a dance. I will slap the living day light out of you. After i will bully your household n make your mum cook me fufu n jollof rice whilst my niggas run a train on your sister. If you brave fam. Give me your twitter or fb . Dicked about a small village in ghana. I live in london. My village is not small. Lol
  • Isaac says:
    April 12, 2014 08:48 am
    Oh Benny pls u too, I just admire ur first comment n uv disapointed me now. Pls mentain d sanity u did on first comment
  • Isaac says:
    April 12, 2014 08:52 am
    Benny, pls apologise for d insult and friends on dis forum will follow ur good step.
  • Benny says:
    April 12, 2014 08:29 am
    Hey Jason,it is nobody's fault you leave in a village in Ghana.Stop venting your screen on people expressing their view.We know you did not have good upbringing but that is not an excuse.You are welcome to learn manners
  • Isaac says:
    April 12, 2014 08:41 am
    Am happy for now dat some guyz like benny and co are advocating for sanity on dis forum. I dont even want to comment here on isues just to avoid insults frm some guyz who cant even say their mind without raining insult on other guyz for saying their mind. Maxwell J was trying to make very good point here which atracted me but i was unhappy wen i saw the insult. Pls lets respect ourselvs by binging out our rich oppinion and stop the insult. A. Appiah may even buy ur idear on dis forum, but ur insult may even force him to reject ur rich oppinion.
  • Benny says:
    April 12, 2014 08:23 am
    Jason where did l stipulated playing five aside with Adomah in Barnet?.Adomah used to play five a side at Barnet college where l did my apprenticesship.Well l have no time on somebody like you who is suffering from Schizophrenia,a mental disorder characterised by a breakdown in thinking.
  • Jason says:
    April 12, 2014 07:48 am
    Benny shut the **** up. You ve never played five aside with Adomah in barnet before! Stupid ****! He never played five aside there. Thats where he began his career. Stop trying to put the guy down.
  • benny says:
    April 12, 2014 07:46 am
    There are people who only come to GSN to insult after their wives and girl friends have beaten them up.Hahahaha....... I left commenting on GSN when The Zambians were here insulting at every comment. This time around if anybody insult me because of a comment l made, l would give whoever a life time dressing. I come here like most civil brothers to express my views as simple as that.
  • wee ba says:
    April 12, 2014 07:31 am
    adomah nt a blackstar material? som of u memes dnt even hav a tv to watch football.They only visit n hide behind thier phone commenting silly is a shame
  • benny says:
    April 12, 2014 07:31 am
    Terry, you are kind who depicts people from broken home . You are the kind who causes mayhem becaude you can't swallow oposing view. You are the who were abuse from day one at home so courtesy, go manners, being civil makes you throw out. It is people like you who caused Ivory Coast, Liberia , Sierra Leone etc into blood bath because tolerance is not in your DNA. You grew up watch your father rape your sisters as young as Two. You grew up watch your father with no education and his only job is armed robbery. You learnt to smoke cannabis at age six. You learnt to rob people at age seven.You resorted to gay prostitution at age 12 because all your family are into same. Even at Forty nine you still wet your bed.Oh poor soul terry, your father has wasted his seamem.
  • King says:
    April 12, 2014 07:16 am
    Adomah has every thing possible to make the squard.Even so called Dauda who has never been in de post for abt 4 matches is still ur number 1 goalie said by an official from GFA.Adomah is playing day in day out scoring and assisting.The goals he has score iz even more than our strikers 12goals +8assist.check on our strikers only Warris is consistent.Are those critisizing trying to tell me dat they know how to pick players more than AA? Mmmmm as3m b3ba dabi ooooo.Gyan in UAE say he is scoring goals.His opponents who are muslims including their goalie leave de pitch at the tym they are playing match for worship and at the tym they return then our strikers has already scored two to three goals against them.A match he did not score means all de players are around
  • Isaac says:
    April 12, 2014 06:37 am
    I would like to appreciate some guys like Benny n co for advocating some sanity on d gh soccernet forum. I can also see some guys who seems to make some sence wen having their oppinion made on dis forum but ends up insulting others for their oppinion.very good example is Maxwell J. Pls bring up our oppinion n stop d insult.
  • Dr Who says:
    April 12, 2014 05:01 am
    Our current BS set has only one natural right winger and his name is Adomah....if not the pedigree of Dede and Kwadwo who are both leftee but AA chooses to swap them on the wings,Adomah should have been in the first eleven of the BS.
  • john says:
    April 12, 2014 04:24 am
    better how? different positions completely! you'd have to replace either sulley or essien,or agyeman badu for accam and acquah i think. otherwise, we'd be overloading an already packed midfield.
  • john says:
    April 12, 2014 04:21 am
    so you'd rather adiyah or jordan over adomah? smh..visionless! how has he not performed in the matches he has played for the black stars? he's burned all the defenders he's come against in matches i've seen him in. furthermore, his crossing/deliveries from the right would be eaten up deliciously by baby jet and his mini me waris. please excuse yourself benny.
  • Terry says:
    April 12, 2014 03:07 am
    you're such a tool !!!!
  • da rock says:
    April 12, 2014 03:03 am
    whether Adomah goes to the world cup or not is not my worry. but my problem has to do with the fact that there are players who are equally (if not better) qualified to be given the chance to prove their worth... think of Accam and the likes of Afriyie Acquah
  • Benito says:
    April 12, 2014 02:47 am
    I have vowed never to insult any one on this forum just because I don't agree with their opinions,that is immaturity.i would be very surprised if we all share the same opinion about any the end of the day is it the coaches who will decide which player make it to Brazil and there's nothing we can do about it.
  • Benny says:
    April 12, 2014 01:32 am
    Asenegal,l know Adomah from playing five Aside in Barnet.,when he played for Harrow,Bristol City up to Middlesbrough. There are players who can do far better in his position.l don't think Adomah with all the opportunity AA has given him playing for the black stars,he has impressed a bit.That is my candid opinion.Besides Adomah's coach name spelling is irrelevant to the argument.l don't see Adomah as a World Cup material. Can you tell me a single game he has impressed playing for the black stars?
  • Asenegal says:
    April 12, 2014 12:42 am
    Benny i guess u dont really know Adomah. He's the only gud right winger we have in our team. Besides he can also play as a striker. Also Adomah's coach is not Katanga but Karanka. Pls check ur facts
  • Jason says:
    April 11, 2014 10:39 pm
    Kofi appiah go and do your research before you speak! Foolish boy. He is a few of the BS players who gets to play club football on a regular. Good luck to him
  • Benny says:
    April 11, 2014 11:03 pm
    I can't fathom how some people behave like two year olds here on this forum.If we all have the same opinion,the world will be a boring place. If you feel Adomah is in the league of Ronaldo and somebody thinks he is crap,why run tantrum like a big baby. Katanga is Adomah's coach,what do you expect him to say.He is only playing managers psychology. I don't get it with all the insult because somebody expresses an opinion.Very childish and backward..
  • access says:
    April 11, 2014 09:31 pm
    Adoamah will make it to Brazil and he will shine and some of the EPL team will buy him mark it on the wall the coach is right he can feel it in the air...
  • Benny says:
    April 11, 2014 08:52 pm
    Say it again Kofi Appiah,who said he is going to the World Cup. What contribution can he make.tweaaaaaaaaaa
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    April 11, 2014 09:06 pm
    Dawg! I guess you started following football not long ago or perhaps too dumb to figure out what quality really is, this has nothing to do with publicity. FYI the said coach (Karanka) was Mourinho's assistant during his 3 yr stint @ Real Madrid, such top notch coaches don't praise mediocre players therefore he hailing Adomah shows that the lad is doing great stuffs @ Boro. Which natural right winger do we have in the team currently apart from this guy? Here is a player who's playing week in week out in a tougher league like the championship, scoring goals for fun and proving lotta assists so WTF is your point dawg! Its really stupid of you to advocate for his exclusion in the WC squad, folks like you make me sick with your dumb remarks. The fact that Adomah has failed to replicate his club form in the BS doesn't make him a bad player its only a matter of time before he improves in the national colours, take it from me he'll definitely be on the plane to Brazil whether you like it or not.
  • Footballhead says:
    April 11, 2014 07:08 pm
    This guy is too good. He is too humble. Lets his football do the talking. He had several chances to play in the premier league. He could have gone to crystal palace or cardiff but he didnt. I guess the money wasnt right. I love to see him in the world cup. Fast n strong! God bles you master. Go go Ghana
  • kofi appiah says:
    April 11, 2014 07:46 pm
    Who said he will be selected by ghana. I see him not making it to the world cup. Publicity for him to be included
  • Benny says:
    April 12, 2014 11:49 am
    Jason,if you got balls come to Egerton crescent in Kensington .l live just 2 minutes from Victoria and Albert museum .Call 07553194870 .l am off work today and let's see if you can open your peasant mouth.l give you one hour to show your ugly face.l will disfigure your ugly face ,you prick. Man enough drop your number and location if you truly live in London and let's see if you can wake next day to go to your cleaning job.
  • Black Star Supporter says:
    April 12, 2014 12:21 pm
    Albert Adomah!!! What a player! Playing in a tough league and one of the most consistent Ghanaian player in the world playing week in week out. He is Middlesbrough’s top goal scorer for the club and he is a winger! This is great for Black Stars and heading into the World Cup. With Asamoah Gyan, Albert Adomah and Abdul-Majeed Waris tell me who is scoring more than them… We need a player like Adomah to link up with Gyan and Waris to create goals and score goals! All the top countries have a quick, skilful, direct and hard working winger and Adomah fits the bill for Ghana. In the current Black Stars we don’t have a player like Adomah with a good right foot and a traditional winger with a good cross. Adomah can play behind the striker, striker or on either wings. His second goal against Huddersfield shows that by being in the middle position of the field and driving forward to score with a ferocious drive, he can give us some firepower! Keep going up Albie and bring this scoring prowess with you to the Black Stars and World Cup. God Bless Albert Adomah, Black Stars, Black Stars Management, Black Stars Supporters and Ghanaians!
  • Jason says:
    April 12, 2014 12:42 pm
    @benny. You r pure waste ny friend. Just drop your facebook or twitter. I will find you when im bored. I will deal with u.
  • Jason says:
    April 12, 2014 12:48 pm
    Plus benny. How can you be against a man from the ends. You sound like a wasteman freshie living in peckham. Im at home chilling. I only wrk 3 days a week. I think you are a cleaner. Lol. I will get my niggas to go anal your mum n sister. You cunt