Jonjoe Kenny scored a long-range goal on Monday in an England Under-21 match – and some Everton fans on Twitter hailed their defender for his strike.
The 22-year-old Toffees prospect has joined German club Schalke on loan for next season and will hope for regular first-team action.
He’s been away with the Young Lions this summer at the Under-21s European Championships and Aidy Boothroyd’s team will now head home after a disappointing tournament.
England were eliminated after losing their first two group matches and their final game was a 3-3 draw with Croatia on Monday.
Kenny picked up the ball from range and unleashed a stunning strike in the second-half to score, but proved he’s defensively vulnerable still.
The full-back has been stuck behind Seamus Coleman in the pecking order since rising through the academy ranks and has played 39 times at senior level for Everton since his first-team debut back in May 2016.
He’s now following the path to the Bundesliga as a young Englishman that the likes of Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson have been successful with recently.
A selection of Everton fans on social media praised their right-back for his eye-catching goal.
Here are some Everton fans on Kenny:
— Jagsmol (@lynnepark_lynne) June 24, 2019
Awesome! Really like him….
— NM (@MrsBulpitt) June 24, 2019
nice goal, but where tf is gomes
— Ross Nelly (@RossNellist) June 24, 2019
And now we send him out on loan.
— Patrick Neale (@pneale1979) June 24, 2019
Well done JonJoe and I bet that great strike surprised in a nice way the management at Everton.
— Roger Williams (@RogerWi33581994) June 24, 2019
— 💙 (@efclucadigne) June 24, 2019
Belter from Kenny there 👌🏼
— Martin Hiles (@hiles_efc_89) June 24, 2019
Great goal from Kenny! 👌🏻
— EFCTweeter (@EFCTweeter1878) June 24, 2019