Fabian Schar was excellent during Switzerland’s UEFA Nations League third-place playoff against England on Sunday afternoon.
Schar could not prevent his side from suffering a spot-kick defeat to the Three Lions after 120 minutes of football finished goalless.
However, the 27-year-old really caught the eye against Gareth Southgate’s side.
According to WhoScored, the Newcastle United centre-back won two tackles and one aerial duel, while he boasted a pass success rate of 80% to pick up an 8.0 rating.
Schar was also impressive for Newcastle last term – scoring four times in 24 Premier League appearances for Rafa Benitez’s side.
The defender took to social media in the aftermath of Switzerland’s loss to England in the inaugural UEFA Nations League.
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And that led to a number of Newcastle fans lavishing praise on the Swiss man, who arrived at St James’ Park from Deportivo La Coruna in a £3m deal last summer.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Main man. ? pic.twitter.com/VMzCT2sF2Q
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) June 10, 2019
have a fantastic deserved holiday m8, hope to see you back even better than last season
— jimmy kelly (@xskye69x) June 10, 2019
Sterling trying to climb back in your pocket ? #NUFC
— ????? ????????? (@chrisdevro) June 10, 2019
See you next season mate! You’re one of our best!⚽️?
— gorilla montoon⚽️⚫️⚪️ (@gorillamontoon) June 10, 2019
Newcastle’s player of the season for me. Keep up the good work ?
— Dan Gore (@dangoretoon) June 10, 2019
You did great this season.?? Now go get some well deserved rest??
— Evana Wolff (@evana_w) June 10, 2019
One of the best footballing centre halfs in the Premier League✅
We love you Fabian❤️⚫️⚪️
— Rafa Facts (@FactsRafa) June 10, 2019