There was little doubt that Ronaldo Vieira would take his chance if it came in Toulon this summer for England, and despite not being involved in any of the build up he starts his second game tonight against Cuba.
Vieira bossed the midfield on Monday night against Angola, bullying his way through a game that was tricky despite the apparently poorer level of opposition. Angola were quick and fit but Vieira didn’t struggle with the physical side of things and controlled the game, fighting off three players in the build up to England’s opening goal. Vieira will make his second start for the Three Lions tonight and probably won’t be phased by the game.
Vieira has had a whirlwind year in football, breaking into the Leeds first team at the start of the season after signing his first professional deal. He became a crucial part of the team and signed a new deal during the season. After ending it as one of the strongest player in the squad he was then given a new four-year-deal as Andrea Radrizzani’s first move in charge of the club.