The Owls man played a part in his nation’s winner last night but the Hillsborough stalwart’s overall display was panned by fans.
Sheffield Wednesday striker Atdhe Nuhiu may have played a part in Kosovo’s winning goal in their international friendly on Thursday night but some national team fans took to Twitter to criticise the Owls man’s performance.
The 30-year-old was named in the starting XI (Kosovan Football Twitter) against Gibraltar and deployed as the lone out-and-out striker in a 4-2-3-1 by Bernard Challandes as the Dardanët prepared to face the 197th-ranked nation at the Pristina City Stadium.
Kosovo struggled to break down their opponents, only finding the breakthrough in the 69th minute when Florent Hasani met a low delivery from the left flank, which took a deflection off Nuhiu’s body en route to the back of the net.
That was to prove the only goal in the match and, during and after the game, there were numerous comments slating the Hillsborough man’s display on social media:
Nuhiu is too slow for Challandes’s gameplay, offers nothing to the game.— Beshi (@AwesomEndro) 10 October 2019
Nuhiu is slow asf and is finished. Zhegrova is trynna just show off— YvesSaintZeneli (@TheZeneli) 10 October 2019
Ffs take off Nuhiu, he’s not even that good in the air half of the time. Should never be picked in the squad again. Get Ademi, Kamberi and Mërgim Berisha in our squad instead.— (@Kosovan_Kid) 10 October 2019
Not really good— YvesSaintZeneli (@TheZeneli) 10 October 2019
Bad. Very bad— Blaugranamagic (@blaugrana_msd) 10 October 2019
Terrible— AmarU (@AmarU44413571) 10 October 2019
⬇️Downs of the game ⬇️— Kosovans Abroad (@KosovansAbroad) 10 October 2019
– Zhegrova and his lack of involvement in the game
– Atdhe Nuhiu’s way of slowing the game down
– Lack of goals scored per chances created (21 shots,13 on target, 1 goal scored)
That’s exactly what I’m thinking. Of course if we can’t get all of them then Kamberi is easily good enough for us too. Nuhiu is not good enough, he is finished unfortunately.— (@Kosovan_Kid) 10 October 2019
Its showed today that we need mergim berisha and kemal ademi alot for squad depth because nuhiu doesnt cut it— YvesSaintZeneli (@TheZeneli) 10 October 2019
Nuhiu has been with Wednesday since the summer of 2013 when he joined the Owls on a free transfer after leaving Rapid Vienna, is currently valued at £450,000 by Transfermarkt, contracted to the Hillsborough club until next summer, and has made 243 appearances for the Owls, scoring 45 goals and claiming 24 assists.