Newcastle United goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has tweeted thanking his England teammates, coaches and the staff following the Three Lions’ success in the Under-20 World Cup, in which the 20-year-old also won the Golden Glove award.
Thank you ! Teammates, coaches, staff. Thank you everybody for the messages. This is special ☝???????? pic.twitter.com/uJmTfZQ8KG
— Freddie Woodman (@41Woodman41) June 12, 2017
Despite failing to make an appearance for the Magpies since moving to St James’ Park in 2014, the stopper is the first choice for his country in his age group and he helped England win their first major trophy since 1966 with a 1-0 win against Venezuela on Sunday.
Woodman pulled off a magnificent save from a second half penalty to preserve the lead, and having been loaned out on three occasions already by the Tyneside outfit, it will be interesting to see if the same thing happens again this summer.
Newcastle supporters were quick to respond to the message via social media, with many praising the 20-year-old for his performances and others telling him not to leave in the coming weeks.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Let's hope rafa was watching ????
— Show Us Your Punt (@Showusyourpunt) June 12, 2017
Don't go anywhere, pleasee…. Stay in the club young man…
— Franz S (@laefranz) June 12, 2017
Newcastles future no.1!
— Steven (@stevenslack2) June 12, 2017
We want this lad as NUFC no 1
— David Matthews (@StanwayDave) June 12, 2017
Hopefully time now for you too be involved with the first team!!! ⚫⚪
— Mark Cox (@markcox87) June 12, 2017
You are world class Freddie. I'm looking forward to seeing you as Newcastle's number 1 goalkeeper.
— Mark Preston (@MarkP_987654321) June 12, 2017