Ross Barkley completed 120 minutes for England in the Nations League – and some Chelsea fans on Twitter were blown away by the quality of his performance.
Gareth Southgate’s side were beaten 3-1 in the Nations League semi-finals and will have to face off against Switzerland in a third-place match.
Marcus Rashford netted a first-half penalty to put the Three Lions in front, but Matthijs de Ligt scored a header in the second-half to send the game into extra-time.
A lapse in concentration from John Stones in possession lead to the decisive Dutch goal in the first-half of extra-time, which deflected in off Kyle Walker for an own goal.
Barkley was then lazy with his back-pass late on and Holland capitalised to score a third goal with Quincy Promes.
Barkley was confident on the ball for most of the game, but a late error may overshadow his overall performance for some.
But the central midfielder has established himself as a key player under Southgate and showed glimpses of his quality.
A selection of Chelsea fans on social media did give Barkley credit for his performance despite his mistake and are hoping he can replicate the form at club level.
Here are some Blues fans raving about Barkley’s international display:
Barkley is actually playing well
— Flip (@FlipCFC) June 6, 2019
Barkley is much better and more attack minded 4 England than at Chelsea if only he played at this lvl for the club
— ric. (@MetroCFC) June 6, 2019
— Chris Haydon (@ChrisHaydonCFC) June 6, 2019
Barkley playing a defense splitting pass, i kid you not
— segun (@SegunCfc) June 6, 2019
What a brilliant pass by the Ronaldinho of England, Barkley!
— Navin Ahmed (@Nav_cfc) June 6, 2019
Barkley is on fire jeez where is this guy at Chelsea
— (@LiamCFC_1905) June 6, 2019
Ross Barkley looking more lively a very good First half from him tonight #CFC
— The Blues of Chelsea Fc (@KenyanBlues_) June 6, 2019
In fairness Barkley has been good, probably our best player so far
— ً (@FinlayCFC) June 6, 2019
— Keith Graham CFC (@KeithGrahamCFC) June 6, 2019