Cenk Tosun has played just 16 minutes of football for Everton this season, which came at the end of the 4-2 Carabao Cup win over Lincoln City, as per Transfermarkt.
However, this wasn’t enough to prevent him from being called up to Turkey’s squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Andorra and Moldova.
Having played the entirety of the 1-0 win over Andorra, Tosun then got two goals and an assist to help earn a 4-0 victory over Moldova.
Though it was this moment, tweeted by The Toffee Blues, that has caught the most attention:
What a goal by Cenk Tosun! Beautiful finish by Cenk who puts Turkey 1-0 up against Moldova pic.twitter.com/C3f4dYQp4v
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) September 10, 2019
The skill and composure shown in flicking the ball over the goalkeeper’s head, before volleying it into the net with the inside of his foot, has had some supporters calling for the Turkish striker to be given more of a chance in the Everton team.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been the club’s most prominent striker so far this season, having played 261 minutes across five matches, though he is yet to score.
Moise Kean has managed 217 minutes across five games, having recorded one assist in an Everton shirt so far with no goals.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the goal, including posts from impressed Everton fans, can be seen below:
See what happens when he gets the service
— dylan davies (@dylanjd14) September 10, 2019
He deserves his chance, he’s got a strikers eye for goal, DCL might be ideal to play along side him, the old big guy short guy combo. Silva can’t keep ignoring him it embarrassing now.
— RED (@reduffy) September 10, 2019
He’s now scored 2. Gotta give him a chance.
— Helen Ellis (@Hezbix) September 10, 2019
Made up for Cenk. Let’s hope he can’t start putting them away for us this season. #COYB
— Daz (@BluDazza17) September 11, 2019
He is best as a second striker. I’d like to see him start alongside Moise Kean – keep him central and let Kean have more freedom to roam around.
— CJ (@CJLowndes) September 11, 2019
Decent finisher and in a bit of form. Worth bringing him in and see if we can create more for him now #EFC
— C (@chughs67) September 11, 2019
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