Journalist stunned by West Brom forward Callum Robinson for Republic of Ireland
Journalist Richard Chambers suggests West Brom forward Callum Robinson should have trebled his Republic of Ireland tally against Azerbaijan on Saturday evening.
Robinson, 26, scored two first-half goals to hand his national side a comfortable lead heading into the interval at the Baku Olympic Stadium, before Chiedozie Ogbene scored a third in the second half to secure a 3-0 victory in World Cup qualifying.
However, Virgin Media news correspondent Chambers believes Robinson should have scored more to make the scoreline even more comfortable.
Writing via his personal Twitter profile, Chambers said: “Ireland should be four or five up now. Never thought I’d write that again.
“Chance after chance. Callum Robinson on another day has two hattricks.
“This is wild.”
Warming up the shooting boots
Robinson will be happy to be in the news for positive reasons this weekend after his COVID-19 vaccine comments caused controversy in the week.
He told the media that he had not been vaccinated which lead to a media furore with many pundits and fans expressing their displeasure with his decision.
Of course, there were the obvious ‘double jab’ jokes that arose as a result of his brace in Baku, but at least more of the focus is on his performance on the field.
However, he will know that he sold himself short with two goals.
According to WhoScored statistics, Robinson attempted eight shots on Saturday, mustering four of his attempts on target.
But any goals are welcome at the moment as he had gone nine games without one, a real change in fortunes from the start of the season when he netted three goals in his first three.
In other West Brom news, an ESPN journalist lashed out this week over calls for this ‘horrendous’ player to be dropped.