The facts don’t lie.
Work-experience kid Reiss Nelson took his Bundesliga tally to six for the season when he came off the bench to net the winner for Hoffenheim as they beat Augsburg 2-1 yesterday.
He was on the pitch as a late substitute for just 93 seconds before he calmly tucked home, meaning he’s now averaging a goal every 51 minutes; a freakishly good strike rate.
Just to emphasise what a cool cat he is, he celebrated by high-fiving a toddler in the crowd.
Reiss Nelson is averaging a goal every 53 minutes in the Bundesliga…
53 minutes ?
He scored not even two minutes after coming on for Hoffenheim ? pic.twitter.com/WDdNUM6OBo
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 10, 2018
Nelson’s goal helped Hoffenheim up to fifth in the table and afterwards, manager Julian Nagelsmann was thankful for the Englishman’s magic touch.
“Nelson proved himself to be a goalscorer,” he said after the victory. “It wasn’t a well-deserved win, but it certainly wasn’t undeserved.
“We tried to surprise them by playing a back four. The first half was hard to settle into and to make our mark on tactically.
“After our Champions League game, it took a bit of time to get the engines fired up but we did well in the end.”
No doubt, we’ll be back next week with another edition of Nelson’s column.