Malaga's Javi Gracia praises Amrabat

Nordin Amrabat

Malaga manager Javi Garcia has heaped praise on Nordin Amrabat for his performances in recent weeks.

The winger who is on loan from Galatasaray sustained an injury while on international duty with Morocco. The 27-year-old is expected to spend six weeks on the side lines.

“Amrabat has played very well for us this season,” Garcia said.

“Whichever position we play him in, he puts in a good performance. He is a unique player who takes responsibility when the team needs him.

“Unfortunately he is now injured and we have to adapt.”

In an interview with the Spanish newspaper AS, Amrabat’s teammate Juanmi said, “Amrabat is a big loss for us. He brought allot to the team.

The Moroccan international joined Galatasaray from Kayserispor in July 2012 for €8.6 million and still has three-years remaining on his contract.

The 27-year-old winger has three assists and three goals in his last five league games and was named in Marca’s October La Liga Team of the Month.