Nottingham Forest were dumped out of the EFL Cup last night after a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
It was a tough night for a Forest side who have made a decent start to the season under Sabri Lamouchi but found it too much against a home side full of players looking to prove themselves to Unai Emery.
Arsenal are generally formidable at home and Forest will not be the last side to leave north London without a goal and a defeat to their name.
But on the night, Yuri Ribeiro was the brightest spark in a team performance which probably didn’t deserve to be on the end of a 5-0 drubbing.
When Ribeiro took to Twitter to thank the supporters after the match, they were keen to show their appreciation for a performance which was higher than that of the team as a whole.
More than one said he was Forest’s best player and urged him to continue it on when league action resumes on Friday night against struggling Stoke City.
Being able to mix it against Premier League players is a fair indication of his quality and that’s eventually where Forest want to end up after all…
You’re mint you are mate
— Jack🌳 (@Gittinsssssssss) September 24, 2019
Best player on the pitch. Keep it up mate 👍🏻
— Jack Bryan (@jackbryan8) September 24, 2019
Fantastic tonight Yuri 👍🏼
— Steve Gibson (@Gibbo8) September 24, 2019
You had a solid game Yuri. So happy to see you cement that left back position as yours.
— Claire (@LilMissRedDog) September 24, 2019
You were quality going forward tonight, best player on the pitch for us
— Karlos (@Karlos1812) September 24, 2019
You’re class lad.
— James Norman (@Normanjames00) September 24, 2019
Well played tonight had a quality game!
— Oli (@OliParry02) September 24, 2019
Absolutely class tonight mate despite the result. Little 🇵🇹 baller. Stay forever
— Kervick (@jakekervick) September 24, 2019
You were unreal tonight fella
— Robin (@robin_fawcett17) September 24, 2019
You were our best player Yuri and out of position. You have had a great start at Forest.
— Nick (@NickBrookz) September 25, 2019
Yuri, do you ever stop running? You were fantastic tonight, bring on Stoke!
— Aaron (@syar) September 24, 2019
You were by far our best player, thanks for trying hard! 👍🏻⚽️🔴⚪️
— Henrik NFFC Johansen (@henjohansen1) September 25, 2019
Our motm, great on the ball, proper tackles, proper left back 👍
— Darren Weston (@DarrenWeston82) September 25, 2019
I thought you were our best player tonight. Defending and going forward. Well played.
— Christopher Weaver (@WeaverChweaver) September 24, 2019