Jordi Osei-Tutu made his second substitute appearance in two games on Monday, as he starts to work his way into Thomas Reis’ plans.
As we’ve covered previously, Osei-Tutu has been struggling to get into the VfL Bochum team since Thomas Reis took over as permanent manager. In the first six games under Reis Osei-Tutu set on the bench for five matches and missed the sixth entirely.
It seems he’s finally starting to get a chance for the team now though. Last week, he made his first competitive appearance under Reis in the DFB-Pokal against Bayern Munich, playing 12 minutes from the bench.
After that, the right-back came on for the final 23 minutes to help see out a win against Nürnberg on Monday, and it was a very positive appearance for him.
Osei-Tutu made two clearances, one interception, one tackle and won all six of his individual duels. He also won two free-kicks, completed 87% of his passes and completed the only dribble he attempted.
Just the kind of solid performance the 21-year-old’s team were looking for, after conceding to make it 3-1 minutes before he came on. We’ll find out whether it’s pushed Osei-Tutu into Reis’ plans more permanently when they play FC St. Pauli on Friday.