June 19, 2021
(Reuters) – Stoke-born striker Ben Brereton was Chile’s new hero after scoring a winning goal against Bolivia on Friday’s first international start at Copa America.
The 22-year-old was born to a British father and a Chilean mother and received his first call in May thanks to his recent performance at Club Blackburn Rovers.
He made his late debut on Monday with a one-on-one draw with Argentina, and the Chilean public even tweeted a song about him.
They tweeted more chants after finishing a counterattack 10 minutes into the match on Friday, defeating Chile 1-0 and jumping to the top of Group A ahead of Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay. I did.
“And they say Ben, Ben, Ben. And he went to Bam, Bam, Bam. And Bam, Bam, Bam. And that’s Breton’s goal,” a chant posted on social media. Please read.
Breton, who hit the ground 83 minutes later on a muddy night in central Brazil, switched international loyalty to Chile after appearing in England at levels under the age of 19 and 20.
He was part of the 2017 European Championship Under 19 team, and the Nottingham Forest striker at the time scored two goals in the tournament alongside players such as Mason Mount and Ryan Sessegnon.
The powerfully constructed striker gave Chile a chance, partly due to the injury of amulet striker Alexis Sanchez. He clearly enjoys the experience.
He thanked Chilean teammates and fans after being called last month.
The lively forward said he was told to “lift the ball and make his opponent uncomfortable.”
(Report by Andrew Downie; edited by Daniel Wallis)
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