Some Chelsea fans were left astonished by Armando Broja’s ridiculous solo goal in Albania’s 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Hungary on Saturday.
The 20-year-old, who is currently on a season-long loan at Southampton, has scored several unbelievable goals in his career, but this was arguably the most impressive one yet.
Coming off the bench in the second half, it took Broja less than 15 minutes to score the eventual winning goal from an almost impossible angle.
Even more impressively, he initially received the ball near the touchline and had to beat the opposing defender three times before burying the ball in the far corner.
Interestingly, Broja also scored an equally impressive winning goal against the same opponents in the reverse fixture back in September.
The striker clearly impressed a lot of Chelsea fans on social media with his performance. Bear in mind, he has now had three goals and two assists from three games for Albania, despite mostly playing as a sub.
Concerns over his lack of game time at Southampton
In spite of his impressive goalscoring form for his country, Broja has yet to establish himself as a regular at St Mary’s Stadium.
So far, he has only had two League Cup starts and four appearances from the bench in the Premier League.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl recently admitted that the young striker had not reached the level that he initially expected.
“I had some very serious conversations with him to tell him what I want to see, and he’s been a bit of a slow starter,” the German told the media last month (via the Daily Echo)
“You need to push him a little bit, I think.
“The way we play football is a little different to how he has played so far — a little bit more energetic.
“He was in the beginning, he was a little bit — I don’t want to say lazy — but he didn’t show the qualities he has.
“You come into a new club, you must show that players have respect for you and show the qualities you have.
“He did this in the last two games, coming on against Newcastle and on Saturday [vs West Ham] also.
“For me, this is a very good sign, I think this is what we wanted to see from him, and he showed us.”