'Top talent', 'The future' - Newcastle fans react to Woodman Under-20s World Cup final display
By Harvey Byrne
Newcastle fans on Twitter have given their praise to youngster Freddie Woodman after an outstanding display in the Under-20s World Cup final.
It has been a brilliant summer for the England youth team this summer and while the seniors were held to a 2-2 draw against Scotland on Saturday the Under-20s showed how it was done with a 1-0 win in South Korea against Venezuela.
Everton youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the all important goal with his strike in the first half proving the decisive winner.
However, youngster Woodman was also pivotal in helping his team keep a clean sheet and even saved a penalty in the second half.
It was a fine performance from the Newcastle youngster, who many have tipped for success already and after Sunday’s win Toon fans were only more willing to post their hopes for the 20-year-old shot-stopper.
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Here are are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Get in there Woodman! I assume Rafa is watching this… #NUFC
— Cliffy (@cliffy_83) June 11, 2017
Everyone will be wanting Woodman to start for us now… not the worst shout tbf #nufc
— Matt Wheal (@MrWheal) June 11, 2017
— Andrew McVittie (@Andrew_McVittie) June 11, 2017
#NUFC dont know we dont just give woodman a crack at the no1 jersey hes a top talent
— DavyBaty81 (@david_baty) June 11, 2017
Freddie Woodman is the future of #NUFC goalkeeping, got to keep hold of the lad!
— David Moat (@DavidMoat) June 11, 2017
Freddie Woodman is looking a bright talent for the future.. #NUFC
— Jonny Pegler (@Jonnypeg89) June 11, 2017
— Ashley (@ADMiller_88) June 11, 2017
Woodman has never played for the Newcastle first team with all of his senior experience to date coming in loan moves with Crawley and Kilmarnock respectively.
He is still contracted to the north east giants until 2020 and while it is doubtful he will come into the team in the Premier League, he will certainly be looking for an opportunity in the future.
In other Newcastle news, the Toon are the current favourites to land this 23-year-old Premier League champion.