Nottingham Forest defender Harry Toffolo has explained what Steve Cooper did in February that wowed him.
The 27-year-old has been speaking with The Sun on his time at the City Ground and he’s settling quite nicely.
Toffolo started his first game in the Premier League since October yesterday as Forest drew with Wolves.
The man who helped Huddersfield to the Championship Play-Off Final last season hasn’t found regular game time easy to come by.
Renan Lodi was signed on loan from Atletico Madrid and he’s largely been the number-one option in the eyes of Cooper.
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Toffolo started the season in the team and yesterday he was in good form despite spending so long on the sidelines.
In February, the left-back came on with 15 minutes to go against Manchester City and was on the pitch when Chris Wood rescued a point.
Toffolo has explained that something Cooper did after the game wowed him considerably.
He told The Sun: “After the City game, the manager showed us a five-minute clip of the fans singing.
“It was a ‘wow moment’ as when you’re on the pitch, you don’t hear or appreciate it because you’re in the zone.
“I was so proud to come on and help the team draw 1-1 against a world-class team.”
Toffolo has explained how Cooper wowed him and the head coach just gets it
Before Cooper, lots of managers tried, and failed, to get Forest into the Premier League.
The 43-year-old wasn’t just successful but he quite simply gets the club and understands what it means to the fans.
As a result, Evangelos Marinakis would be wise to avoid sacking his manager, with reports claiming that he’s not entirely happy.
Toffolo was a credit to his profession yesterday. Despite not playing for ages, he came in and did a good job.
All he can do is continue to impress when he does get a chance and keep piling the pressure on Lodi by impressing in training every day.