Chelsea man currently on loan at Crystal Palace, Ruben Loftus-Cheek had a memorable international debut against world champions Germany last night. The 21-year-old showed great ball control, and some mind-blowing tekkers as he dominated the middle of the park.
The Chelsea youngster took the mickey out of Manchester City speedster Leroy Sane, when he managed to nutmeg the German with an audacious piece of skill.
Only 15 days separate the two in terms of age, but the German is an established member for both club and country. Tonight though, the Englishman came out on top in this battle as he back-heeled the ball through Sane’s legs which was immediately followed by a conventional nutmeg on Marcel Halstenberg.
Ruben was given the keys to the run the show, and he did not disappoint, with several Chelsea fans left questioning the decision to loan him out and buy Danny Drinkwater in the summer transfer window.
The midfielder rightly won the man-of-the-match award for his efforts, and has given Gareth Southgate a lot to think about when world cup selection comes calling.
Check out the outrageous tekkers from RLC below –
That’s is disgusting from RLC pic.twitter.com/7hUTT9H3rX
— Steven (@st3v3nbill) November 10, 2017