2 passes all sport: Sunderland’s “huge talent” has now ruined his huge likelihood to impress – opinion

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Sunderland followers may have been eager to see how Jewison Bennette obtained on in his World Cup debut on Wednesday however the teenager’s dream rapidly become a nightmare.

The 18-year-old winger began for Costa Rica of their Group E opener in opposition to Spain however he might do nothing to stop Luis Enrique’s aspect from operating out as emphatic 7-0 winners.

With additional video games to come back in opposition to Germany and Japan, issues are unlikely to get any simpler for {the teenager}, and any hopes of inflicting an upset and incomes development to the knockout phases are certainly over.

Whereas this might be a superb factor from Sunderland’s perspective, because it signifies that Bennette will in all probability be again in England in loads of time for when the Championship resumes subsequent month, it can’t be good for the teen’s confidence to be on the tip of such an embarrassing defeat.

Sadly for the summer time signing, he merely did not become involved within the sport in any respect, as Spain dominated from begin to end.

As per SofaScore, Bennette would earn a poor 6.2/10 score for his efficiency, registering simply 14 touches of the ball and finishing solely two passes, regardless of being on the pitch for greater than an hour.

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For context, Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas would register 29 touches and full 13 passes in the course of the sport, which emphasises simply how little affect Bennette would have.

Whereas it will be tough to count on a teen to step up because the Central American aspect’s greatest participant, particularly in opposition to such sturdy opposition, he definitely didn’t repay Luis Fernando Suárez’s religion in him at hand him a begin on Wednesday.

When Bennette arrived on the Stadium of Gentle in the course of the summer time, former supervisor Alex Neil dubbed him a “large expertise“, though he’s but to start out for the membership within the Championship even when he did rating a memorable equaliser in opposition to Watford.

Hopefully he nonetheless has a vibrant future with the Black Cats, however this World Cup defeat and efficiency are unlikely to have achieved his confidence any good, nor his possibilities of being handed that elusive first outing from the off at Sunderland.

Certainly, he ruined his huge likelihood to impress on the best stage of all.

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