Tottenham Hotspur’s clash with RB Leipzig provided a true reality check for Jose Mourinho as his side were outplayed and beaten 1-0 on their own patch.
And while the narrative at Spurs focused on the absences of Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, one emerging young talent who imposed himself on the pitch also caught the attention of intrigued onlookers.
Ethan Ampadu, a Chelsea loanee, was in brilliant form as he registered three clearances, four interceptions and one tackle in a complete and rather dominant performance from the back.
He celebrated the win over Spurs with a snap on Instagram.
And it didn’t take long for football stars to start flooding his comment section with messages of support and mostly praise for an incredible performance on the night.
The likes of Alvaro Morata – a former Chelsea player – and Tammy Abraham – their current young striker – were on the scene with their replies, gushing over Ampadu.
Morata even called the lad a beast andm considering how well he handled Spurs in the Champions League, especially for a 19-year-old kid, that might be a spot on verdict from the now Atletico Madrid star.