Nottingham Forest fans on Twitter can’t stop talking about Samba Sow after his impressive performance against Birmingham City on Saturday.
The Reds ran out 3-0 winners, and while Sow didn’t score or assist he was still one of the main talking points after the game.
A quick look at his stats from Saturday afternoon shows exactly why Forest fans were so quick to praise him.
He made a staggering six tackles as well as a further six interceptions.
Nothing got by the 30-year-old Mali international at the City Ground on Saturday, and if he continues to play like that then the Reds will be a force to be reckoned with this season.
The defensive midfielder was making just his second appearance for the East Midlands outfit after making his debut off the bench against Leeds the week before.
It’s hard to see him losing his spot in the starting XI after such an incredible performance.
Fans on social media have been quick to express how impressed they were by their new man.
One fan called him immense, while another described him as sensational.
Fantastic win & performance by #NFFC against a very poor Birmingham side. Samba Sow was immense.
— Trevor Smith (@MrSmithInNotts) August 17, 2019
Samba sow bossed midfield, good win ???????????? #nffc
— Gary Davis (@GazDavis25) August 17, 2019
Samba sow sensational #nffc
— @forest4eversteve (@biltonsteve) August 17, 2019
One supporter had his expectations blown out of the water as he’s completely changed his mind on his view of the Malian.
Really thought Samba Sow could be a proper donkey. He’s an absolute beast though. Loves a tackle and very tidy on the ball. Colback who? #nffc
— Jonno Reilly (@Jonno_Reilly) August 17, 2019
Sow received praise of the highest order from a couple of fans as he was compared to former PFA Player of the Year N’Golo Kante.
Samba Sow is our very own Kante. You heard it here first. #NFFC
— Atex Quinn (@AtexQuinn) August 17, 2019
Brilliant stuff from #NFFC What a signing Samba Sow is! A taller Kante!
— Harry Norton (@haznffc) August 17, 2019