Necessity is the mother of invention, and one young Dublin lad has certainly come up with an inventive way of playing football!
The coronavirus lockdown has meant that chances for lads to get out and play have been few and far-between.
Newstalk's own Sarah-Jayne Tobin posted a video of her son coming up with a new way to practice his goalkeeping skills!
When you’re a goalkeeper... and an only child... in self isolation... and trying to keep up with your training... 😂😂came up with this himself! I’m so impressed. #coronavirus #StayHomeStaySafe pic.twitter.com/FFzJ1LE3N1
— Sarah-Jayne Tobin (@TheSJTobin) March 23, 2020
With that kind of work ethic, it is only a matter of time before Marcelo Bielsa is on the phone..!
The video has become a viral sensation, with Manchester United goalkeeping royalty sharing their thoughts on the action, including the Great Dane, Peter Schmeichel.
Nothing, not even an evil virus like the CONVID-19 should stop a talented goalkeeper from working on getting better. Well done young man👏👏 https://t.co/0od38Z2EMt
— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) March 23, 2020
The current number one at Old Trafford also had his say, with David de Gea tweeting the following:
Love it! 💪🏼😍 https://t.co/Xmdp3ZDXf6
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) March 23, 2020
More at United have become involved, with de Gea's compatriot Juan Mata going one step further than his teammates by making a very special offer to the star of the show.
One day, if he wants, and when all this is over, I would like to practice my freeckicks with him on goal! What do you think? 🙌 https://t.co/Brl6omumf4
— Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) March 23, 2020
A lovely gesture indeed.
However, if the young goalkeeper would prefer a more direct training session then he may very well take up Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster's offer.
What a legend!!!! I don’t know how we’re gonna be able to do it but I’m gonna have to put a training session on for ya!!!! Keep going mate I love it👌👌👍👍👏👏
— Ben Foster (@BenFoster) March 23, 2020