Adelaide United coach Carl Veart says he's never before seen a talent like Mohamed Toure in Australia after the 16 year-old winger inspired the Reds to a 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory.
Toure scored the winner in the 53rd minute on Saturday to cap a stunning performance where he ran the Victory defence ragged all evening with his blistering pace.
"I think he'll go as far as he wants to go, Mohamed," said Veart.
"I think he can go all the way to the top. I haven't seen a 16, 17-year-old in Australia like him, ever.
"I think he can really reach big heights but he's still got a lot of work to do."
Soon after the quick rise of older brother Al Hassan last season, Mohamed burst onto the scene, becoming the second-youngest player in the club's history at 15 years and 320 days before becoming the youngest ever A-League goalscorer a week later.
Veart applauded Toure's stand-out performance but admitted that coaching such a prodigious young talent can be difficult.
"You don't coach Mohamed, you just let him go out and do what he does," he said.
"He was sensational tonight and really he should've maybe had a couple more goals."
The speedster scored off the bench in the loss to Perth earlier in the week and, rewarded with a start against Victory, didn't disappoint.
Toure should have opened the scoring in the second minute when he blitzed defender Ryan Shotton and raced into the Victory penalty area before firing a tame shot straight at keeper Max Crocombe.
Veart said regular games and playing alongside the likes of Socceroos striker Tomi Juric will help the attacker's development.
"You've got to remember when you look at him you don't realise he's still only 16 years of age," he said.
"He'll get better with that and training next to Tomi and seeing how Tomi does things, that's going to improve him.
"He's 16 - 17 in March - so he's got plenty of time. He needs to keep playing games to keep developing and he'll get those opportunities here."
Victory return to Melbourne, sweating on the fitness of Rudy Gestede, who limped off after 11 minutes, and Callum McManaman as they complete a run of three games in seven days.
"We get an opportunity now to dust ourselves down tomorrow and get back to Melbourne," said coach Grant Brebner.
"We get to play another game on Tuesday night, which is fantastic because we want to get back on the pitch and show people how good we can be."
Australian Associated Press