Tottenham fans react to Sam Johnstone display in England win
A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Sam Johnstone after his performance for England on Saturday.
The Three Lions have one foot in Qatar after a 5-0 victory over Andorra. Of course, it was never going to be easy for any of Gareth Southgate’s side to stake a strong claim for more game-time given the opposition.
But a number of players still managed to impress. And one of those, perhaps surprisingly, was Johnstone.
The goalkeeper must have expected a very quiet evening for his third cap. But he did have a huge hand in one of England’s goals.
It was the West Brom stopper who launched the ball into the opposition half for Jack Grealish to run onto and score England’s fifth.
It was a superb piece of distribution from Johnstone. His throw was perfectly placed for the Manchester City star. And he made the most of the opening.
The moment of brilliance did not escape the attention of plenty of Spurs fans on social media.
Tottenham have been linked with Johnstone for some time. And The Sun reported on Saturday that they are planning to make a move for the 28-year-old when his deal at the Hawthorns expires next summer.
Obviously, it is hard to get carried away with his overall performance. It was not a night in which he had to do a lot to protect his clean sheet.
‘Should be playing in the Prem’: Tottenham fans laud Sam Johnstone after England win
But the assist was a moment of incredible quality regardless of the opposition. So you can understand why fans were impressed.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Spurs supporters were saying about Johnstone after England’s win…
Sam Johnstone should be playing in the prem. I know it’s Andorra but he’s proved many times he’s a high level prem goalie
— Dan (@coysDb) October 9, 2021
That’s brilliant from Grealish. Yo Spurs bring me Johnstone cheap English and decent quality
— LifeOfTy__ (@LifeOfTy__) October 9, 2021
Always been impressed by Sam Johnstone every time I’ve watched him 👏
— Matt Howard (@MattHoward123) October 9, 2021
What an assist from Sam Johnstone! #ANDvsENG
— Michael Cassidy (@M_C_Cassidy) October 9, 2021
Sam Johnstone just turned into prime Tom Brady with that throw
— Luke (@Lukebowery1) October 9, 2021
Sam Johnstone > Parry Pane
— Sonny 🏴🇰🇷 (@xTHFCKirk) October 9, 2021
Sam Johnstone assist 😭😭
— Harvey (@THFCHarvey18) October 9, 2021
What a great goal, assist from Johnstone as well?!
— Jas🦋 (@jas_thfc) October 9, 2021
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