Christian Atsu Ghanaian winger is so fast teams can't defend against him

Nevin was particularly taken by Chelsea loanee Atsu, describing him as impossible to defend against.

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Ex-Chelsea midfielder Pat Nevin says he was impressed with Newcastle United's Christian Atsu against Hull.

The Magpies fell 3-1 on penalties following a 1-1 stalemate after extra time, effectively denying them a place in the last four.

Read more: Christian Atsu midfielder reflects on his career

Nevin was particularly taken by Chelsea loanee Atsu, describing him as impossible to defend against.

He told BBC Sport: "Atsu was again like lightning down the left, and he is destroying James Weir with his pace. If a player has that much pace, there really is nothing you can do."

Read more: Christian Atsu scores in penalty shootout as Newcastle suffer elimination

Atsu unfortunately had nothing to show for his efforts, despite scoring in the shootout, and his Newcastle side will have to regroup and concentrate on their league form.

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