Josh Cullen had a superb first appearance for the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday night when he played 90 minutes of their 3-1 win against Bulgaria in an international friendly. Cullen, 23, was sent on loan to Charlton in the summer by West Ham and supporters of both London clubs will no doubt be thrilled to see so many Irish football fans going wild for the midfielder’s performance in Dublin this week. It was Cullen’s first senior international cap and did a great job of showing that he is worth more in the future with a well-rounded display against Bulgaria. It adds to what has been a fine start to the season in the Championship with unbeaten Charlton. According to stats by WhoScored, Cullen has completed 80.2 per cent of his passes with the Addicks while also averaging 2.4 tackles, 0.6 interceptions and 0.6 key passes per league game. He can improve on those stats but they are still impressive for a player who had barely played in the second-tier before his summer switch to The Valley.
ForeverWestHam has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Three good things today
1) Ireland under 21 team
2) Jack Byrne
3) Josh Cullen
— Alan Smyth (@asmithg82) September 10, 2019
Josh Cullen was outstanding I taught mike
— anto friel (@antobanto15) September 10, 2019
Josh Cullen looks a decent player too.
That Ronan Curtis is stealing a living though!
— Biff Finn (@Biff11) September 10, 2019
Josh Cullen won MOTM tonight… remember the last time we awarded that to a West Ham player on their debut?! #COYBIG
— Seán Marum (@SeanMarum) September 10, 2019