Webster: Caicedo will go far in the game

Defender also made his long-awaited return in 2-1 win over Arsenal last Saturday.

By Charlie Hanson • 15 April 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Moises Caicedo was in a midfield battle with Martin Odegaard last Saturday.

Albion supporters have only been treated to a glimpse of what Moises Caicedo is capable of, according to team-mate Adam Webster.

The Ecuador international put in a superb performance in central midfield against Arsenal, although Webster wasn’t surprised to see such a display from the 20-year-old having seen him in training.

“Moises has had to be patient with his opportunities, but every time he has done well – but for his Premier League debut he was incredible,” Webster said. “He had a specific job of dealing with Martin Odegaard who is one of their biggest threats.

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter shows his appreciation for Moises Caicedo after the win at the Emirates.

“You couldn’t tell it was his debut, he was fantastic. You can see in training he’s got a lot of ability, he can achieve whatever he wants, he has got that much in the locker.

“In terms of his ability he’s got a bit of everything to be honest. In particular he’s good at winning the ball back, he’s good in tight spaces and he showed on Saturday he’s got that flair, he had a few nice flicks and brought other players into play well.

“He got the assist for Enock [Mwepu], he’s box-to-box. In training there is only so much you can do, so we haven’t seen anywhere near the best of him yet, but I am sure we will.”

Caicedo’s debut saw Enock Mwepu make his first league start since New Year’s Day, while Webster was back in action after a two-month injury lay-off.

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster made his return to action for Albion in the 2-1 win over Arsenal.

“Having players coming back from injury and young players like Moises getting minutes is definitely going to benefit us.

“We’ve still got some tough games to go and the teams we’re facing are all going for the top places. We’re going to need everyone in the squad. We’ve got three games next week and it won’t just be the same 11 that gets used, the whole squad will be required, but it’s nice that everyone will get their chance.”