Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz continued his sensational start to the 2021/22 campaign by scoring in Chile’s 2-0 win against Paraguay in the World Cup qualifiers yesterday, which has caused a stir among fans of the North West club.
Brereton Diaz hammered the ball low past Antony Silva to give his side the lead and put them in the driving seat, taking his record for his country to two goals and one assist in seven games, before Mauricio Isla’s goal four minutes later put the result beyond doubt.
The Stoke-on-Trent-born striker qualifies for Chile via his mother and was a surprise pick for the Copa America in the summer.
He’s carried the impressive form he showed in that tournament with him into the 2021/22 campaign, where he has scored 10 goals in 11 Championship games for Rovers – more than doubling his goal tally for the Ewood Park outfit.
The 22-year-old has flown back to South America to represent Chile in their World Cup qualifiers during the international break and sent La Roja fans wild with his opener against Paraguay, which was a must-win game for them.
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Rovers supporters were impressed as well, it seems, and many took to Twitter yesterday to wax lyrical about their striker after his latest achievement.
Read their reaction here:
The Big Ben storybook continues… https://t.co/2M8wrNuFcC
— Mark [redacted] (@staytrue1985) October 11, 2021
What an outstanding tweet to see first thing on a Monday morning.
— Chris Martin (@ChrisMartin_93) October 11, 2021
The boy is on fire 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/MuilTynacF
— wooks7619 (@wooks7619) October 11, 2021
This lad really is on top of the world right now 👏 https://t.co/2uDmMzr1kU
— Jimmy (@Jab_bd) October 11, 2021
— Blackburn Rovers News 🥀 (@Blackburnbrfc23) October 11, 2021
Give Diaz a new contract now 🔵⚪💪🔥🇨🇱#ArteEtLabore
— James beattie (@Trevmorris4) October 11, 2021
Give him a new 3/4 year deal!! Give him what wages he wants
— Adam🏴 (@AdamBRFC01) October 11, 2021
— Nathan (@NatThornhill) October 11, 2021