Miguel Almiron started for Paraguay in the Copa America game against Argentina – and some Newcastle United fans raved about their player for his international performance.
Paraguay drew 1-1 with Argentina in the early hours of Thursday morning, as Lionel Messi’s penalty cancelled out a Richard Sanchez opener.
Almiron delivered an eye-catching display for Paraguay and had plenty of supporters talking about him on social media.
The South American attacker produced the assist for Sanchez’s goal, which game after he had sprinted more than half the pitch in possession before crossing.
His tireless work-rate was a key feature throughout and he produced some great defensive work to dispossess Messi at one stage.
The 25-year-old speed machine can play as a winger or in the number 10 role and he’s already a big favourite at St James’ Park.
Almiron only joined Newcastle back in January and he failed to score or assist in his opening 10 games.
But the dazzling attacker was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet and still had fans on side for his overall performances.
His performances so far in the Copa America have perhaps given Newcastle fans a glimpse into what he can achieve next season.
Here are some Magpies fans praising his display against Argentina:
I’m so pleased he plays for us.👏
— Annie Gill (@AnnieGill4950) June 20, 2019
Can’t wait to watch him next season 😍
— max (@Simply_Almiron) June 20, 2019
Next season when he’s fully fit and had a pre-season 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
— Rory Jenkins (@Roryroryworld) June 20, 2019
Can’t wait to enjoy him from August till January
— Mark Vasey (@Delvaseyo) June 20, 2019
almiron is just too good, can’t be stopped
— max♛ (@shxIvey) June 20, 2019
Man of the Man performance from Almiron. This kid really is special https://t.co/geYHeIz9fj
— Minty (@minty_9) June 20, 2019
I am watching here from brasil and everyone on the tv are praising Almiron and how he was incredibly good today. Man of the match by far, they even mentioned Rafa as his manager and how he improved his football in england! Miggy!
— canny lass (@ocinemodid) June 20, 2019