Watch Pukki plunder in the Premier League, insists Brentford chief
PUBLISHED: 12:21 17 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:29 17 May 2019
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank is convinced his former Brøndby striker Teemu Pukki will score goals in the Premier League for Norwich City.
Frank was in charge of the Danish club when Pukki arrived in 2014 and worked with the prolific Finnish international for two years before joining the Bees.
Pukki made the same move to the English Championship last summer, after rejecting the chance to stay in Denmark, and his 29 league goals powered the Canaries to the title and Premier League promotion.
The 29-year-old was crowned City's player-of-the-year, lifted the Championship golden boot and was named the Championship player-of-the-season. But Frank believes there is more to come.
"I believe in him in the Premier League. I don't think he can score 29 goals, but I'm convinced he'll score goals," said Frank, speaking to Danish football site bold.dk. "He has a tremendously good ability to time deep runs, and he has a good speed, and that is crucial in the Premier League,
"Norwich will not dominate so many battles so his skills will come even more into play.
"We have a Finnish goalkeeper coach, and I told him I was sure Teemu would score over 20 goals in the Championship.
"He came from a good year in Brøndby, and has become mature as a player. When you have worked with Teemu, you know that it has taken him time and hard work to reach his current level, but now he has hit it.
"He fits perfectly into Norwich. I didn't think he would score 29 goals, but it's incredibly nice. He has had a tremendous season and I have great respect for him."