Winger Oussama Odrissi looks to build upon a good start to last season and find some continuity for a European place push with Groningen.

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Former Feyenoord winger Oussama Odrissi who spent four years as a youth player in Rotterdam enhanced his growing reputation last season after a blistering start to the campaign; a season which was ultimately disrupted by a foot injury. The youngster capped up to U21 level for the Netherlands scored three times and gave an assist in the first nine games of the season, but a foot injury in October knocked the winger off track slightly. He ended the campaign with five goals and three assists in 30 matches.

A fan favourite for his direct style when taking on defenders, Odrissi will look to enhance his growing reputation and hope for a full season as sparkling as the start to last.

Style of play

Direct, hard working and an eye for goal, what else would you want from a player. A brace against FC Twente last season proved that Idrissi can find the goal too, predominately a right winger the player who has Moroccan roots often roams from the wide areas when space becomes at a premium. Able to pass and shoot with either foot making him a tough task to defend against, five assists last season games proves the young winger can create as well finish moves. Sometimes holding on to the ball slightly too long can be a weakness, but with regular games comes the ability to learn game management and this is only a slight blemish on his expanding skill set.

What to expect from Idrissi this season

Consolidating his position in the first team should be his main priority; the pacey winger has both the physical and technical ability to make a real difference for Ernest Faber’s side. Groningen will hope to put the nightmare defeat to AZ in the Europa League play off games and no doubt Oussama Idrissi will be instrumental in any chances of domestic success.

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