Jordi Osei-Tutu got a rare chance to feature for VfL Bochum on Thursday in a friendly against KFC Uerdingen, and he made the most of it.
With the international break ongoing, Bochum didn’t have any competitive matches scheduled, but to keep the majority of their squad ticking over they played a friendly match against Uerdingen.
Arsenal loanee Osei-Tutu hasn’t played a single minute of Bochum’s last four games, ever since new head coach Thomas Reis took over, so he had a point to prove when given an opportunity in the friendly match.
The right-back did so in style with an incredible run from one end of the pitch to the other, beating five players and putting a good shot on goal. Unfortunately, the keeper pulled off a fingertips save, but the ball simply rebounded to former Gunner Thomas Eisfeld to finish off.
For the best-quality clip of the goal, watch the below video from 1:36:22.
Arsenal fans were understandably impressed with the show of pace and dribbling skill:
Man, he’s quick. He’s got a good feet too. Huge potential in there.
— Kplorla🏅 (@PrettyBoyKely) October 10, 2019
Man is rapid
— Hunson Abadeer (@naphtrax) October 10, 2019
He looks unreal
— Hamish (@hamishboii) October 10, 2019
And they never play him
— roojefc (@DivineQuad) October 10, 2019
Wow what a run with the ball. Brilliant
— sheila (@sheilae03392188) October 10, 2019
Now that is how you make an impression. Although it’s unlikely, I really hope that he is eventually given the opportunity to play deputy to Héctor Bellerín. I thought he deserved a look last season.
— Pain In The Arsenal (@PainInThArsenal) October 10, 2019
Playing backup to Bellerin is still some way off at this stage, given Osei-Tutu hasn’t yet established himself in the German second division.
It’s hard to argue he doesn’t deserve a chance now though, especially given the new coach hasn’t given him a minute to prove himself yet. Reis better have taken note of this performance.