Norwich City's Teemu Pukki hailed 'best striker in Championship'
Pukki scored twice to take goal tally for season to 23 as Norwich cruised to 4-0 win at Bolton
By Blake Welton
Last Updated: 17/02/19 11:03am
Teemu Pukki has been hailed as the best striker in the Championship after he helped Norwich to a comfortable 4-0 win over Bolton.
The Finn scored twice to take his goal tally to 23 for the campaign and he has now produced the highest number of goals and assists of any player in all four divisions.
Both his Norwich boss Daniel Farke and Bolton counterpart Phil Parkinson were in no doubt of his quality after the match.
"When you have a goalscorer of that quality you have got a great chance," Parkinson said of Norwich City's chances of Premier League promotion.
"He is the best in the division. Some of their final third play was out of the Premier League, not the Championship."
Farke was also quick to praise Pukki after his in-form marksman netted for a sixth successive game.
"I work every day with him and see his quality," said Farke. "His goals come at key moments but his workload for the team against the ball was outstanding.
"He is so important to linking the play. How he assisted for Marco Stiepermann's goal was world class with his movement and then to have the anticipation to cut the ball back.
"He created so many gaps for his team-mates. I am very happy we have him."
Of Parkinson's praise for his star man, Farke added: "I appreciate his opinion because he is an experienced coach."