Lots of Aston Villa fans have taken to Twitter to pile the praise on Douglas Luiz, after the Brazilian made a name for himself on his debut.
The centre-midfielder, who was signed from Manchester City this summer for £15m, was making his first start for the Villans against Bournemouth at Villa Park – it’s safe to say he got involved quite a fair bit.
A sloppy dummy from the 21-year-old allowed Harry Wilson to pick the ball up just outside the box and rifle one in off the post, much to Luiz’s embarrassment.
However, the youngster grew into the game and appeared to really impress the Villa fans on Twitter, who have given his performance a glowing review in the tweets below.
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He topped off an impressive debut with a quite brilliant whipped effort from long range that went in via the woodwork.
Luiz seems to be an all-action midfielder. He made one key pass, completed two dribbles and was fouled three times, but also got involved defensively with one tackle, one interception and two clearances under his belt.
Let’s see what the visibly impressed Villa fans on Twitter have been saying about Luiz’s showing…
Douglas Luiz was Best player on the pitch, agree with that. Bournemouth goals fortunate, in particular the second, mistake and big deflection otherwise Heaton had it covered. However that said you make your own luck in this league.Bourn fans a pleasure too, Nice set of fans.#AVFC
— SimsAVFC (@AvfcSims) August 18, 2019
Douglas Luiz is a technician, threaded some delightful passes through midfield. Goal testament to his quality & character. Adjusted to the pace & physicality of the PL but like #avfc will need to improve further. Excited to see how he develops, belief there’s much more to come.
— Lee Inman (@LeeInman4) August 17, 2019
Despite his mistake early on, I was very impressed with Douglas Luiz today. Very comfortable on the ball and a great goal
— VillaTilliDie (@VillaTil1Die) August 17, 2019
Douglas Luiz was very good today. We need these new full backs integrated ASAP. El Ghazi a passenger for large parts #AVFC
— lee wainwright™ (@leew26) August 17, 2019
Thoughts on Douglas Luiz:
Sloppy in the first half at timed & made a silly error for Bournemouth’s second goal….
What a goal ??
He just seems to have SO much time on the ball & makes it look effortless. It will take time, he’s still young, but he does look some player
— Dan (@DanL_AVFC) August 17, 2019
Just returned from filming the Villa match slightly disappointed but actually excited about the future. Douglas Luiz looks a real star in the making and what a fantastic first goal for us. I think Jack has to step up a bit but we will be fine. #AVFC #avfcofficial
— The Journeyman (@Thejourneyman01) August 17, 2019
Mistakes aside, Douglas Luiz is a baller, watch him when he gets to the halfway line after scoring, screaming for Villa Park to get behind the team. Love seeing that type of passion in a player. He’s going to be great for us. #AVFC pic.twitter.com/uIARUIwKtK
— Ty Bracey (@TyBracey) August 17, 2019
— JMR (@jakeavfc28) August 17, 2019
Douglas Luiz is an absolute baller and nobody can tell me otherwise. Composure is ridiculous, hardly gave the ball away ?? #AVFC
— Jason Price (@PriceyNumber1) August 17, 2019