Adelaide United coach Carl Veart thrilled for hat-trick hero Nestory Irankunda - as Socceroos great John Aloisi admits Reds young gun 'killed' Western United


Adelaide United coach Carl Veart has lauded teenage talent Nestory Irankunda following his starring performance in the Reds’ 4-1 A-League win over Western United on Friday.

Bayern Munich bound Irankunda broke the deadlock on 19 minutes before scoring twice early in the second half to complete his hat-trick, becoming the youngest player in the A-League era to net a treble.

Veart said he was delighted for Irankunda, who has struggled for consistency at times this season.

‘It’s been a challenging year for him. There’s a lot of expectations from the media and the fans put on him.

Adelaide United coach Carl Veart lauded teenage talent Nestory Irankunda following his starring performance in the Reds' 4-1 A-League win over Western United on Friday

Adelaide United coach Carl Veart lauded teenage talent Nestory Irankunda following his starring performance in the Reds’ 4-1 A-League win over Western United on Friday

At 18, Irankunda is the youngest player in A-League history to achieve the feat

At 18, Irankunda is the youngest player in A-League history to achieve the feat

Irankunda will join German giants Bayern Munich in July on a long term contract

Irankunda will join German giants Bayern Munich in July on a long term contract

John Aloisi admitted his Western United team had no answers to Irankunda's attacking brilliance

John Aloisi admitted his Western United team had no answers to Irankunda’s attacking brilliance

‘I think we’re starting to see the maturity coming through and [tonight] his performance was very good and I think it has been good the last three or four weeks.

‘I’m happy for him and I think it just shows to him as well that if he keeps working and keeps his head in the right place he’ll put these performances in.’

Despite his patchy form, Irankunda has still managed to add plenty of highlights to his ever-growing highlights reel, notching six goals and four assists this season.

Veart admitted mixed performances are to be expected from the 18-year-old.

‘It’s difficult for young players to find that consistency, they’re still finding out what works for them,’ he said.

‘He has big expectations of himself, he’s still a kid so it’s important for him still to enjoy his football and relax and make mistakes and learn.’

Western coach John Aloisi echoed the sentiments of Veart, admitting his side had little answer for the young gun.

‘He’s one of the most talented [youngsters] I’ve ever seen in Australia; without a doubt,’ he said.

‘He was the difference; when you think about it, I can’t really remember them having any clear chances. He caught us.

‘He’s got so much power, he’s got ability and he was good. He was very good; he killed us.’



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