Jefferson Montero made his Birmingham City debut in Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over Barnsley, replacing Alvaro Gimenez in the 80th minute.
The Ecuadorian may not have scored, but he certainly gave a sign of what he can do for Blues going forward, as he twisted the opposition defenders inside out.
To the delight of many, he then went and tweeted a mini-montage of his exploits on the pitch:
— Jefferson Montero (@JeffMONTERO23) August 21, 2019
Many Bluenoses are thrilled to see him join the club, though another part some fans picked up on is the reference to Chucho.
Christian Benitez represented Birmingham 36 times, scoring four goals and assisting six times, as per Transfermarkt, becoming a much-loved figure in the process.
The wide sense of feeling is that if Montero can reach the same sort of level his countryman did in Birmingham then he will also become a very popular figure at St. Andrews’.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the video, including posts from appreciative Birmingham fans, can be seen below:
Welcome to the blues Jefferson. Chucho was class! Excited to see you play. KRO
— K (@KCol1875) August 21, 2019
Hope you do well here, could be just the club for you, we’ll back you all the way kro
— Neil Curtis BCFC (@neilcurtis1969) August 21, 2019
Looking forward to watching you get more time on the pitch, after last nights showing
— Phil Hyde (@PhilHyde9) August 21, 2019
We loved Chucho you made a great debut last night
— Aparat Zjarrfikes (@AparatZjarrfike) August 21, 2019
He was well loved at Blues, and I’m sure you will be too.
— David Ian Turner (@bigdavet71) August 21, 2019
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Baller can’t wait to see more of you on the pitch lad
— Cal Whetton (@Cal_Whetton1875) August 21, 2019