Joe Gomez came from absolutely nowhere to win this ball against Lyon’s Mousa Dembele last night.
The striker was closer to the ball, and is certainly no slouch, but Gomez got to it, Cruyff-turned and recycled possession in a matter of seconds!
It’s great to see the Englishman back fit and performing as a centre-half, his best position.
We have enormous respect and gratitude for Joel Matip, especially considering his role in helping us win the Champions League last season, but realistically see Gomez as Virgil van Dijk’s long-term centre-back partner…
The Englishman is simply too good to sit on the bench for a prolonged period; and we don’t really like him being used as a fullback.
In terms of talent, we rate Gomez up there with Juventus star Mathijs de Ligt.
Thanks to @SamuelLFC for the upload!
Look at that speed from Joe Gomez to get the ball first against Dembele. 😳 pic.twitter.com/cJe1BCp8lH
— Samuel (@SamueILFC) July 31, 2019