A number of West Bromwich Albion fans have taken to social media to praise the performance of Filip Krovinovic in Monday’s clash with Stoke City.
The 24-year-old, who is on loan to the Baggies from Benfica, entered the field as a 62nd-minute substitute in the Championship match, taking the place of Matheus Pereira.
According to WhoScored, the attacker had a pass success rate of 92%, completing 24 of his 26 passes as the visitors secured a 2-0 win.
It remains to be seen what happens with the former Croatia Under-21 international at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
He has been a regular this term, though, featuring in 14 of West Brom’s 15 Championship matches, which is an indication of his importance.
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Matt Phillips and Hal Robson-Kanu scored the goals against Stoke on Monday night, but the West Brom fans were keen to pay tribute to the performance of Krovinovic, who certainly played his part in the two-goal success.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
If we go up my first two signings would be Pereira and Krovinovic. Pereira as we all know has that flair but Krov is the player that we need to control the games when we are ahead. Thought he was fantastic when he came on last night #wba
— Shane Evansić 🇭🇷 (@ShaneoTheBaggie) November 5, 2019
Krovinovic misunderstood by lots on here, he’s not a Pereira, his game is give and go, control the pace of the game, 100% need that in Prem, I’m with you, sign him up!
— Tony Swain (@swaina26) November 5, 2019
One key thing for me is having someone who makes proactive, clever and timely subs. Krovinovic was exactly what we needed last night and he knew it
— Brett Osborne (@WBABrett) November 5, 2019
I’ve lost count of how many times Bilic’s substitutions have changed games this season. As soon as HRK and Krovinovic came on we looked like a different team. HRK fantastic off the bench again. Sawyers deserving of MOTM #WBA
— Danny Wright (@dannyw_92) November 4, 2019
Enjoying this little cameo from Krovinovic #wba
— Scott Field (@scottjfield) November 4, 2019
Changed the game completely when he come on 🔥
— Jack May🇭🇷 (@Jackmaywba) November 5, 2019
Best performance last night imo
— Theo (@TKPwba) November 5, 2019