Nottingham Forest midfielder Remo Freuler has praised Orel Mangala on Instagram after the Reds beat Southampton 4-3.
The win was secured thanks to two goals from Taiwo Awoniyi and strikes from Morgan Gibbs-White and Danilo.
Mangala was starting the game once again, with Steve Cooper clearly a big fan of the Belgian player.
The 25-year-old has been a regular in the team of late and has started the last four games for the Reds.
Interestingly, he’s replaced Freuler in the team with the Swiss captain now struggling to get game time.
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Nothing against the experienced midfielder but the Reds have picked up in his absence.
Freuler has served a purpose but taking him out of the team has given the team fresh impetus.
The 31-year-old is still a good professional though and he’s been roaring his teammates on from the bench.
Last night he delivered praise to Mangala with a classy two-word reaction on his Instagram post.
Freuler simply stated: “Class, bro.”
Mangala has enjoyed a decent maiden campaign in the Premier League and there is more to come from him.
Last night was arguably his most complete performance in a Forest shirt and supporters marvelled at his display.
Mangala praised by Freuler after Forest win
Freuler has taken being dropped by Cooper really well. He’s not sulked and has helped his teammates in other ways.
He has watched on as Mangala stamps his authority on the team in recent weeks.
Now, Forest look to have got things right in midfield, with Ryan Yates on the way back to full fitness.
Mangala on current form is undroppable and hopefully, he can continue his fine form for the remainder of the season.
Freuler could still have a part to play but right now, that looks unlikely to be on the pitch.