Crystal Palace’s official Twitter account posted a video on Wednesday of an impressive tackle from youngster Tyrick Mitchell, and it’s fair to say that Eagles fans on the popular social media platform were impressed with what they saw.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) July 10, 2019
The 19-year-old is yet to make his competitive first-team debut for the south London outfit having signed a contract extension back in January, but the left-back has been regularly training with Roy Hodgson’s first-team squad.
He was handed a chance by the 71-year-old manager after replacing Patrick van Aanholt in the 65th minute of his side’s pre-season friendly against FC Luzern on Tuesday evening.
He may have only been on the pitch for 25 minutes, but the teenager made a big impression and his well-timed tackle in the penalty area on Christian Schneuwly was quite brilliant.
Palace supporters were quick to respond to the video posted by the club, and unsurprisingly many were quick to compare him to another young full-back in Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who of course left for Manchester United for an initial £45m fee earlier in the summer.
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While one fan demanded to “get him in the first team”, another commented suggesting that he too could be worth “£45m in 12 months”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
He taught Wan Bissaka
— Aman ? (@amancpfc) July 10, 2019
Reminds me too much of aaron..
— ً (@cpfcriley) July 10, 2019
£45m in 12-months.
— Buster (@buster_g_) July 10, 2019
Better than PVA
— Samuel Margo (@SamuelMargo) July 10, 2019
— Michael Johnson (@MichaelCPFC) July 10, 2019
The next AWB @lukemacey10
— Danny O’Grady ? (@DannyOGrady1990) July 10, 2019
Get him in the first team!! A left back who can actually defend! PVA would’ve just stopped and let him shoot!
— John McGovern (@TheGoverner99) July 10, 2019
Get him in now!!!
— Neil (@Neilsym31) July 10, 2019
AWB Mark II fresh off the Selhurst production line
— Karen Sells-Brown (@sellsey) July 10, 2019
The next AWB ?
— Nathan (@NathernB) July 10, 2019