Jonny Otto has looked superb at left-back since he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan from Atletico Madrid. But he showed on Thursday that he is equally effective on the opposite flank too.
Jonny’s fine form at Wolves earned him a first ever call-up to the Spanish national team, with injury ruling out Dani Carvajal and Sergi Roberto. And he certainly took his chance to impress when coming on with half an hour to go against Wales on Thursday.
Spain cruised to a 4-1 win at the Principality Stadium and the likes of Rodri, Suso and two-goal Paco Alcacer will hog the headlines.
But, as usual, Jonny was quietly brilliant too. He made one super challenge to deny Sam Vokes an almost certain goal from point blank range and got forward with great effect too.
One beautifully weighted through ball created a glorious chance for Iago Aspas, only for the full-back’s former Celta Vigo team-mate to be flagged up for off-side.
And fans of both Wolves and Spain alike have taken to Twitter to congratulate 24-year-old Jonny on a promising debut appearance for the national team. There could be many more nights like this.
Playing RWB, looked exceptionally good.— Howlin'Wolf (@gymmey_kabesuqu) October 12, 2018
Jonny Otto looked confident for his first ever international match at senior level. Was very calm and composed on the ball. But if I’m being completely honest, I don’t see him starting in official games especially when you have Carvajal, S.Roberto and Odriozola available.— Fútbol España (@SpainSystem) October 11, 2018
Jonny very impressive in his 30 minute debut cameo tonight for Spain. Broke up play, didn’t misplace a single pass, pushed forward, and even set up a goal (albeit offside) with an exquisite through ball... all that from right back, a position he’s not played in all season!— Joseph Marples (@Marps91) October 11, 2018
Well deserved— Sam (@SamW160) October 11, 2018
I was there to see it, he put in a good performance— ian adams (@benedich) October 11, 2018
Fantastic achievement Jonny!— Julian Kear (@julianholigan) October 11, 2018