Nottingham Forest fans react on Twitter as Oliver Burke breaks long-standing drought
By Will Butcher
Nottingham Forest fans have reacted on Twitter as wonderkid Oliver Burke has continued his excellent form for RB Leipzig by ending a 17-year-old drought.
The 19-year-old winger scored his first goal for the promoted Bundesliga side following his surprise £13million move from Forest, using the help of a deflection to beat Koln goalkeeper Timo Horn.
The Scotland international has hit the ground running, and his goal means he has become the first Scot to score in the Bundesliga since former Celtic and Preston star Brian O’Neill in November 1999 for Wolfsburg.
Burke’s goal came just five minutes into his first start for Leipzig, who have began their fight to stay in the top flight of German football in positive fashion. After two league wins and three draws, they remain unbeaten in seventh place.
Fans have reacted with delight for their academy product, but have also vented their anger on Twitter. Many wished they kept Burke, while some have also questioned whether the owner will spend any of the £13million outlay.
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Here are a selection of their tweets:
— Max Newton (@MaximoNewton) September 25, 2016
— Drew Dowlman (@andrew_dowlman) September 26, 2016
Sorry but I'll move on from Burke when either Fawaz moves on or the money is adequately invested in squad and/or academy. #nffc
— John Geary (@JohnGeary) September 25, 2016
#nffc just imagine where we would be if we kept Antonio and Burke ????money dosen't buy you happiness, stop selling our goal scorers COYR ⚽️????
— Ado (@MurdenAdrian) September 25, 2016
Can you imagine Burke on the right and Antonio on the left ???????????? a guy can dream #nffc
— Woody (@Mister_Forest) September 25, 2016
Olly Burke, scored for RB Leipzig. Can't help but think how different #NFFC fortunes might have been of late, with him still in the side. ????
— Tony (@HucknallRed) September 25, 2016
Yes it's a shame we let Burke go but now is the time to sit back and watch him develop into what could be a pretty special player #nffc
— Cameron Clark (@Camclarky) September 25, 2016
Philippe Montanier’s side have failed to secure a single win in all competitions since they sold the former Bradford City loanee, drawing twice and losing three times.
In other Nottingham Forest news, Henri Lansbury has blamed officials on Twitter for Saturday’s loss to Sheffield Wednesday.