Reiss Nelson scored his second Bundesliga goal in just his third appearance for Hoffenheim, but it wasn’t enough to stop Julian Nagelsmann’s side losing 2-1 to Frankfurt at home this afternoon.
The 18-year-old came off the bench on the hour mark with his side 2-0 down, and scored what ended up being the consolation in the 81st minute with a prodded finish into the top corner.
Both Nelson’s Bundesliga goals have come off the bench, and with Hoffenheim sitting in 13th after a poor start to the season, it’s surely only a matter of time before Nelson becomes a regular starter.
Another day, another young England player scores in the Bundesliga! 🔥
Reiss Nelson with the powerful finish. pic.twitter.com/5lIr2BRo2R
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 7, 2018
Nelson’s performances have earned him a call-up to England’s under-21 squad, and he’ll be looking to make his first appearances at that level against Andorra and Scotland in the upcoming Interlull.
Given Gareth Southgate has called up Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, another English teenager in the Bundesliga, perhaps a senior international call-up could come Nelson’s way before the end of the season.