Motherwell manager Graham Alexander has hailed “super talent” Kevin van Veen after the Dutchman’s double at Pittodrie stunned Aberdeen and handed Motherwell a 2-0 win yesterday.
Van Veen scored twice in quick succession in game Aberdeen dominates and Alexander admitted he had a “good chat” with the ‘Well striker about what is expected from him.
The striker was dropped for last weekend’s clash with Rangers but staked his claim to keep his place in the starting XI after his sit down with Alexander – who he previously worked with at Scunthorpe United.
After his double yesterday, Alexander is hoping van Veen can score “many more” for the Steelmen as they recorded their first win in six games to tighten their grip on fifth place in the league.
“We know what Kev is capable of in front of goal,” Alexander said.
“I had a good chat with him on Friday about what I expect from him as a minimum. Not his maximum because I know his maximum can be anything.
“He is a super talent but his minimum has to be that I’ll know what I’ll get from him.
“When he pressed the ball, competed… if we compete like that and be as disciplined as that, then we know we have players who can produce those sorts of finishes.
“Kev has done that many times and hopefully many more to come.”
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