Nagoya Grampus’ Tamada praises Kennedy

Nagoya Grampus striker Keiji Tamada has heaped praise on teammate Josh Kennedy after he scored his third goal for the club.

Nagoya Grampus striker Keiji Tamada has heaped praise on teammate Josh Kennedy after he scored his third goal for the club.

Kennedy, who joined the J-League club in June, has netted three times in his first three appearances prompting plaudits from his Japan international strike partner.

"He just plays a nice, simple game," Tamada told the Daily Yomiuri.

"If you're free, he has the vision to pick you out and he's so tall that he can win everything in the air.

"He's your classic target man.

"He's pretty good technically, and he can hold up the ball if we need him to. We didn't have a player quite like him before, and I personally wanted someone like him."

Kennedy said that having his teammates help him settle in his new surroundings has made the transition from the German Bundesliga to the J-League fairly easy.

"The guys on the team, the whole club has made it quite easy for me to settle in," Kennedy said.

"From day one, they've helped with everything, and it's important."

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