Canada fans react on Twitter to QPR winger Junior Hoilett's impressive debut performance

The 25-year-old made his first senior international appearance in Tuesday night's 1-1 friendly draw with Ghana.

Junior Hoilett finally earned his highly-anticipated Canada debut in Tuesday night’s 1-1 friendly draw with Ghana at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., and the Queens Park Rangers winger made quite an impression with fans.

The 25-year-old Toronto-native has been pursued by the Canadian Soccer Association for years but, having also been eligible for Jamaica and pursued a potential England career in the past, it was not until last month that he made a decision on his international future.

Having previously turned down several call-ups, some Canucks fans have been highly critical of the former Blackburn Rovers man for his lack of commitment amid the team’s struggles to assert itself in CONCACAF, but his debut performance seemed to win a fair number of them over.

Playing 87 minutes on the left wing, the QPR midfielder was arguably the man of the match thanks to his pace and direct running, as Marcel de Jong opened the scoring for Benito Floro’s men in the 29th-minute with a wonder strike before Albert Adomah equalised just before the break.

It was a respectable result for Les Rouges ahead of next month’s first two World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and El Salvador and, while Hoilett has seen just 86 minutes of first-team action for QPR so far this season, he figures to be crucial to his national team’s efforts to make Russia 2018.

Here is a sampling of how Canada fans reacted on Twitter to his first senior appearance…

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