Bryan Oviedo made a first appearance for Sunderland since the 22nd of January as they beat Rochdale 2-1 on Saturday, and the Costa Rican international reacted to his return his official Twitter account the following day.
Oviedo saw a deadline day move to West Brom fall through due to an administrative error, but his return is a timely boost for Jack Ross’ side.
The ex-Everton man has made 22 appearances this season collecting three yellow cards and a red, but he is undoubtedly the best left-back in the league considering he represented his country at the 2018 World Cup before returning to England to play third-tier football.
Sunderland fans have suffered a lot of heartache over the years but one fan manages to pick his ultimate low in the video below…
The 29-year-old Costa Rican international has played for Sunderland since the 2016/17 season and has suffered back-to-back relegations, despite this he has stuck with the Black Cats and has become a fans’ favourite.
Thank you very much for the love and support that you always give me.
I do not have words to express all the gratitude more than showing the love for the club every day!
Let’s go for more! #SAFC #OviedoBaby pic.twitter.com/HsT3jhqXYK
— Bryan Oviedo (@Bryan_Oviedo) April 7, 2019
Their supporters have taken to Twitter to heap praise on the left-back.
You will always be supported by us. If you move on at the end of the season and we meet again, you will be applauded because you have always treated us with respect, given 100% and that is what Sunderland stands for. Stay Classy Bryan ???
— John Ollier (@JohnOllier3) April 7, 2019
Best left back in the league by far! Need you 100% fit for the run in, you’re massive for us
— Jamie Davison ?⚪️ (@jamie_davison1) April 7, 2019
Bryan lad! Head down, honest and a proper professional, can’t ask for anything else! Finish the season on a high and get us up please #safc
— John Guy (@Guyzy1982) April 7, 2019
Oviedo babyyyyy oviedoooooooo
— SeaburnCasuals73 (@casuals73) April 7, 2019
Been missing this guy for months!
— Chris Field (@ItsGamingPixel) April 7, 2019
Really important having you back
— Steve Moon (@nixybartrumpets) April 7, 2019
A fab example of a professional football player, ???
— Alison? (@missalimac1964) April 8, 2019
Think we would all love to know why you havent played more. You should be bets LB in this league, best LW in this league and fighting for best player in this league. But for whatever reason you havent been fit for the bench. Only you and manager know why but hope now we see best.
— Mack (@Mackam37) April 7, 2019
Kone, Ndong etc can all learn something from Oviedo. Even if he's wanted to leave he's always given 100%and tried his hardest playing for the lads. https://t.co/awtWrbgLuR
— P (@P___Donn) April 7, 2019