Everton supporters have been left drooling over central defender Mason Holgate after the club posted his statistics from Wednesday’s victory.
The Toffees made it two games unbeaten with a 1-0 victory at Norwich City. Defensive partner Michael Keane nabbed the only goal of the game when he headed home from a corner in the second half.
Should Holgate be named captain next season?
But it was the 23-year-old who was arguably the best player on the pitch and his numbers reinforce that substantially.
Holgate managed five clearances, three interceptions, a 75% tackle success rate as well as a 92% pass accuracy.
👏 l Another big shift from Mason Holgate last night…
⚽️ 72 total passes
🧐 92% pass accuracy
💪 75% tackle success
⛔️ 5 clearances
👌 3 interceptions pic.twitter.com/y7dvDVpy0s
— Everton (@Everton) June 25, 2020
The young Englishman has certainly improved tenfold under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti and is surely one of the first names on the teamsheet each week now.
It’s been quite the turnaround for a player that was sent out on loan to the Championship last season.
Plenty of the Goodison Park faithful have been talking him up on social media this week. Some believe he could one day be the captain of the Merseyside outfit whilst others have labelled him the ‘Player of the Season’.
There were even shouts suggesting that the £12.15m-rated star better than former Toffee-turned City star John Stones.
Here’s how fans have reacted…
— Mr Ancelotti Is A Blue (@BigDuncNo9) June 26, 2020
Surely a future captain in the making. His reading of the game has come on in leaps and bounds. https://t.co/GnA3zo56DP
— Barney Graneek (@BGraneek) June 25, 2020
Made serious progress, you can tell he’s mucked in physically and gained a lot of strength and fitness as he’s always been able to play, hats off to him, and Calvert-Lewin likewise, great attitudes. https://t.co/fF7eDfJmi7
— Shoey Mc (@ShoeyEFC1234) June 25, 2020
— Anwen Edwards 🏴🏳️🌈 (@AlfaLady) June 25, 2020
Tremendous growth from Mason this season. Echo the sentiment of future captain. Would love to see us snag an experienced CB to work with him on his leadership qualities to completely round him out. Sky is deffo the limit for him
— Mason Burke (@MasonMBurke) June 25, 2020
What a player. First name on team sheet
— 50 (two per) Cent (@50twoperCent) June 25, 2020
Turning into a class act
— Jim Mošić non professional minority fan (@JMoran1982) June 25, 2020
Maturing into a top class player. Keep it up Mason. 💯💪
— 🏴 Gaz M 🇬🇧 (@Gazefc1979) June 25, 2020
Player of the season for me
— Dayo (@dayo210579) June 25, 2020
Future Everton captain 💪🏻 UTFT
— JWEFC1878 (@JWEFC1878) June 25, 2020
Future Everton captain right there 👊🏻
— Aero Kieran #ObeyKieran (@KingKierxn) June 25, 2020
Has saved us 40 million plus pounds this summer
— Fergus O’Connor (@Feedtheyak22) June 25, 2020
— Nitroman (@Nitromanuk) June 25, 2020
This man is a class player. He will play at the very top.
— Adam Corby (@AdamCorby3) June 25, 2020
— Steve Lawless (@SteveLawless4) June 25, 2020
Get this lad tied down to a good contract.
— uzi’s love child (@trickytoffee76) June 25, 2020