Tino Anjorin announced himself to the European stage yesterday after delivering the goods for Lokomotiv Moscow – and Chelsea supporters loved it.
Anjorin made his second appearance for the Russian side last night, coming on as a substitute against Marseille in the Europa League.
With just under half an hour on the clock, and Lokomotiv a goal and a man down, they looked to their teenage prodigy for inspiration.
And what an inspired change it turned out to be.
With two minutes left of normal time remaining, Anjorin collected the ball 25-yards out from the Marseille net.
Driving through the French midriff, he curled a delicious effort into the far corner, causing the RZD Arena to erupt with joy.
While the young forward was engulfed by his teammates, Chelsea fans had instant regret about allowing him to leave in the latest transfer window.
Here is how they reacted on Twitter:
I’ve seen enough bring him back— ARMY⭐️⭐️ (@CFCARMY12) September 16, 2021
Anjorin on an adventure
Chelsea followers will probably have to wait until at least next summer to see Anjorin back in their colours.
He joined Lokomotiv on a season-long loan last month, eager to earn extra first-team minutes away from Stamford Bridge.
Despite constantly training with Thomas Tuchel’s squad, the 19-year-old hardly had a sniff of competitive action for the seniors.
Like so many others developed in the Cobham workshop, he decided to test his metal elsewhere across the continent.
The Blues have scattered their seed all over Europe, with many already flourishing in new soil.
Alongside Anjorin, Tammy Abraham, Tino Livramento, Marc Guehi and Fikayo Tomori have made a strong impression after leaving Chelsea.