TWEETS: People Are Raving About Aaron Wan-Bissaka After Liverpool Loss

1 Posted by - August 21, 2018 - News

20-year-old full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka may have been sent off during Crystal Palace’s 2-0 home defeat against Liverpool last night but it hasn’t stopped swathes of viewers across social media declaring their admiration for him.

It’s hard to believe that last night’s game was just Aaron’s ninth as a professional such has been the meteoric nature of his rise to stardom since making his debut for the Eagles back in February. Despite being thrown into the deep end by Roy Hodgson as a direct response to a defensive injury crisis, the winger-turned-full-back has coped remarkably well, seemingly improving every time he steps onto the field.

Last night’s sending off may have put a dampener on the occasion for him personally but the standing ovation he received from the Palace faithful should be looked upon as a sign of the immense impact he’s made in his first few months as part of the first-team set-up.

At one point in last night’s game, Wan-Bissaka lost possession on the edge of the Liverpool box before turning and sprinting some 70 yards to atone for his mistake, putting in a tremendous sliding challenge to win the ball back at the other end of the field. It was only one incident in an action-packed display but for me, it summed up what he has brought to the side since making his first appearance in the professional ranks.

When you consider that Aaron’s incredible start to life in the Premier League has coincided with games against Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool (twice) in his first nine appearances, it’s difficult not to get a tad excited about where his upper-ceiling is. Of course, we need to guard against over-hyping a player who is still so fresh but with displays like those he’s put in to date, it’ll take some effort not to let enthusiasm overtake any feelings of trepidation over his potential for further improvement.

You need only look at the selection of tweets attached below to see the impact he’s having on the wider football watching public.

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2 Comments

  • Gordon August 21, 2018 - 4:42 pm Reply

    “Wan-Bissaka is already too good for Palace” – the sheer arrogance of it! Happily, it’s totally untrue. Not only is our stock rising fast, but, as Wilf’s contract extension shows, we are not a fishing pool for the elite.

  • Gordon August 21, 2018 - 8:43 pm Reply

    On the subject of youngsters breaking into the first team squad, can anyone shed any light on Kian Flanagan being listed as a first team midfielder on the club’s website?

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