While the international break might be a source of whinging and annoyance for any interested in watching decent football, it does at least give some players a bit of a break from the dire state of their clubs.
Take Junior Hoilett. 24 appearances in Cardiff’s turgid campaign have yielded three goals for the former Blackburn and QPR man – not two teams whose names make for good omens for the Bluebirds heading into the home stretch of Premier League fixtures mired in a relegation scrap.
The call of the Maple Leaf cause must sound like blessed relief for the forward with the sound of Neil Warnock haranguing on the training pitch the usual soundtrack to his mid-week days. So who could blame him for letting his hair down a bit on national team duty and trying a few outlandish flicks and tricks.
And wouldn’t you bloody know it, one of them only came off against French Guiana at the weekend!
Look at this cheeky-as-a-bucket-of-backsides throw-in routine from the 28-year-old, which sets up his opener against the Concacaf minnows…
Blink and you’ll miss it, so here’s the slow-mo replay:
WATCH: Junior to Atiba to Junior….. Canada are up 1-0.
— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) March 24, 2019
That’s an assist for Atiba Hutchinson who he throws it against, and another for the statues in the Guianese defence…