Sead Haksabanovic started for Montenegro in their defeat to England at Wembley on Thursday night – and some West Ham fans on Twitter were impressed by their player’s performance.
Haksabanovic was part of a team that were demolished 7-0 by England in a European Championship qualifier and there were a number of poor displays.
But the 20-year-old was one of the brighter sparks for the visitors when on the pitch and did show confidence at times dribbling forward in possession.
The attacking midfielder is still a player on the books at the London Stadium, but has been developing out on loan.
He joined Swedish outfit IFK Norrkoping on an 18-month loan deal back in January and the Allsvenskan season has just come to an end, before a new campaign restarts in March.
Haksabanovic has made quite the impact at Norrkoping, scoring six goals and supplying eight assists in 29 games for them.
The left-winger is a skilful individual with pace and trickery, but he’s only played two senior games for West Ham.
A selection of Hammers supporters on social media were impressed by Haksabanovic’s efforts on the international stage at Wembley.
There are some who feel he could have a future waiting for him in Manuel Pellegrini’s team considering his quality.
Here are some West Ham fans on Haksabanovic:
Looks very lively on the ball.
— Dave RedgewellOS2016 (@redgewd) November 14, 2019
Hakšabanović would’ve scored a Hattrick if he played the full 90
— ClassKempSzn (@kemp_szn) November 14, 2019
Haksabanovic was a rare bright spark in an awful Montenegro team, subbed off after 73 mins
— TheWestHamWayCoUk (@WestHamWaycouk) November 14, 2019
Haksabanovic look a tidy player. Could be a useful squad player next season.
— Chad (@IamChadbacca) November 14, 2019
— ⚒ steve ⚒ (@steviebg11) November 14, 2019
Haksabanovic is having a great game
— Gary Killington ⚒🌹 (@gary_killington) November 14, 2019
Haksabanovic is looking speedy. Can you kidnap him and bring him back to West Ham?
— MKirby (@NKchez) November 14, 2019
He’s actually done alright, not afraid to go direct either
— Edward Fordham (@EdFordy) November 14, 2019