Omeruo Pleased With Boro Debut
Nigeria international defender, Kenneth Omeruo finally made his debut for Championship side, Middlesbrough at the weekend in the 0-0 draw against Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Omeruo played the entire game as Boro claimed a point that took them up to 12th on the Championship standings with 38 points from 29 matches.
The 20-year-old has now taken the time to discuss his performance after his first ever competitive game in England.
'I wish we had won the game, it would have been better but it was a difficult game.
I am disappointed with the result but happy with my performance,' he told the Boro Plus.
Omeruo has never hidden his desire to play at centre-back for club and country but was saddled with the responsibility of playing at right-back on Saturday against Doncaster.
He assessed the tactical switch employed by the club's Spanish manager, Aitor Karanka and hinted that he will be happy to play in any position as long as it serves the best interests of the club.
'The trainer (Karanka) asked me if I could play at right-back and I said, 'yes.
' It was the decision of the manager to play me where he wants.
'It's about the team.
I know I can play better,' he said.
Karanka slowly eased Omeruo into the Boro first team and the Nigerian defender trained with the squad for three weeks before he made his competitive debut against Doncaster.
He says he has settled in nicely and is looking forward to a happy future with the club.
'It's been very easy (for me to settle in).
It's not much different from what I have been used to at Chelsea (his parent club).
'I just have to listen to the manager and how he wants me to play.
There is unity in the team and I keep progressing striving to play each game better than I did the last,' he said Omeruo made 27 league appearances for Eredivisie club, ADO Den Haag in the 2012/13 season.
He has also been capped 14 times by Nigeria.