‘Best in the league’ – Birmingham City fans rave about Tahith Chong
Birmingham City fans have been singing Tahith Chong’s praises after the Manchester United loanee made a goalscoring return following an injury layoff.
Chong came through United’s academy, winning the prestigious Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award in 2017-18 before making 16 first-team appearances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
After mixed spells at Werder Bremen and Club Brugge in 2020-21, the 22-year-old decided to stay in England and spend this season on loan at Birmingham.
He hit the ground running, winning a Man of the Match award on his debut after helping Birmingham to a 1-0 win away at Sheffield United.
The winger quickly became a fan favourite at St. Andrew’s but was forced to undergo surgery on a serious thigh injury at the start of November.
Having worked his way back to full fitness, Chong came off the bench in a recent defeat to Huddersfield and also played for Birmingham’s Under-23s.
He then started against Bristol City and showed the Birmingham fans what they’ve been missing by scoring the opener inside the opening two minutes.
Chong also recorded an 86% pass accuracy, made three key passes and won seven ground duels in Birmingham’s 2-1 win.
“For sure. For sure. He has been a big miss for us,” Birmingham manager Lee Bowyer said after the game. “At the start of the season when we had him we created and we looked so dangerous in near enough every game – even when we lost.
“He was a big player for us and to not have him for four-and-a-half months was a long time. He was our most creative player so to not have him for that long we have definitely missed him for sure.
“He is very good at twisting and turning, he is a tricky player. When he is fully fit then he is even more exciting to watch. He has been out a long time, I am pleased he is back out there playing and has scored his first goal.”
We’ve rounded up a number of tweets from Birmingham fans that were also impressed by his display.
Tahith Chong is the best winger in the league. That’s the tweet. pic.twitter.com/nFtdlh7TRR
— Rob (@robsuthers_) March 5, 2022
Tahith Chong is the best football player in the world and I’m not joking
— Cal (@Zigic_Header) March 5, 2022
Tahith Chong is the greatest player ever.
— Mark Watson (@MarkWatson1875) March 5, 2022
Not to get too excited but I think Hernandez and Chong are the best two players in Europe 🤌🏼😍 #bcfc
— JD (@joedankss) March 5, 2022
CHONG I’VE MISSED YOU SO MUCH🥲 #bcfc https://t.co/eHA3MbBg4O
— Georgia- peaky spoilers (@GeorgiaEH17) March 5, 2022
Tahith Chong is some player! #bcfc
— Mike (@stream_giant) March 5, 2022
Tahith chong, what a player🤩 #bcfc #chong #tahithchong #efl #Championship
— Jack Lewis (@JackLew36344790) March 5, 2022
Man Utd loanee Tahith Chong scoring on his first start for Birmingham since a serious injury he picked up in November. Such a shame he's been out for so long because he lights up this league. #bcfc
— Ste McG (@TheNoveltyAct) March 5, 2022
Chong was a big threat on his return. Allowed Bacuna to play with more freedom in the middle of the park – top class in the second half. Poor defending to concede #KRO #BCFC #BSHLOUT
— Avi Sangu (@AviSangu) March 5, 2022
There's no way we'll keep hold of Tahith Chong. 😭 #bcfc #kro
— Sid 🏴 (@Sidbcfc_) March 5, 2022
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