A selection of Manchester City supporters on social were amazed by Joao Cancelo’s midweek international display for Portugal’s routine 4-0 win against Israel.
The Man City defender, who enjoyed a fine individual season, winning both the Premier League and League Cup, showed what he can bring going forward for the reigning European champions.
The 27-year-old right-back made his mark on the game, scoring and providing an assist for Bruno Fernandes, as Portugal defeated Israel 4-0 in the friendly, as they concluded their preparations for Euro 2020.
The hosts had their breakthrough just before half-time, Fernandes controlling Cancelo’s low cut-back into the bottom-left corner.
Cancelo capped a good night for the hosts in the 87th minute as he cut inside off the right before powering a low left-footed shot home.
Some Manchester City fans on Twitter were extremely impressed by their star’s display.
Cancelo proving why he’s the best rb in the world— Nathan👋🏾 (@McfcNathan0) June 9, 2021
unreal performance— Philly (@4Jamerson7) June 9, 2021
He needs to be starting for us. We all saw his form this season. He offers way more than Walker.— Mohammed Al-Thani (@mbaalthani8) June 9, 2021
Cancelo what an assist man 🔥— Aaron (@AarxnMCFC) June 9, 2021
Could have had 4 assists also, great performance— . (@padderr) June 9, 2021
Joao Cancelo is some footballer. Would absolutely love him for him to take that starting spot and make it his own next season, he was incredible for a good three months this season but for some reason dropped off. Give him a full season and he’ll rack up some serious stats— ً (@j2mcfc) June 9, 2021
Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva both started the game and were substituted in the second-half, with the former featuring for 62 minutes and Bernardo playing 10 minutes more.
Portugal get the defence of their European title under way against Hungary in Budapest on June 15.