Conor Coventry played his part to help the Republic of Ireland U21 into the semi-finals of the Toulon Tournament.
The Republic of Ireland beat Bahrain 1-0 on Sunday, courtesy of Wolves’ Connor Ronan, to set up a semi-final date with Brazil U22 on Wednesday afternoon.
Coventry came on as a half-time substitute in this game, according to whufc.com, and helped the Boys in Green protect their lead. Now, his focus will turn to the semi-final against Brazil.
Conor Coventry: a promising talent
Coventry is regarded as one of West Ham’s finest young players. The 19-year-old has already made his first-team debut, coming on as a substitute against Macclesfield Town in the EFL Cup.
He operates as a holding midfielder and has captained the U23 side. West Ham hold high hopes for Coventry’s future. And the fans have urged him to talk to Declan Rice.
West Ham star Rice came through the ranks as an Irish youth player. But he recently defected to England and has since broken into Gareth Southgate’s starting line-up.
Like Rice, Coventry is a London-born midfielder of Irish descent. Rice was torn between the two countries as his family hail from Cork. But ultimately, he went with the country of his birth.
Coventry was born in Waltham Forest in East London. The talented teenager has an Irish mother and has represented them at youth level. Here are some tweets from West Ham fans urging Coventry to consider switching allegiance.
Oi @_DeclanRice have a word 😉
— Richard Oses (@richie_fingerss) June 9, 2019
Call him up right now @England
— Jack (@Jack_hobson12) June 9, 2019
Conor Coventry beautiful British name. Look forward to seeing you play for England lad.
— Dan (@dxdge84) June 9, 2019
He do well for @England
— BALDYBOUNCER (@OSBORNE1973) June 9, 2019
Get on this Southgate.
— Matt T (@matttatum76) June 9, 2019
Ave a word with Declan mate, he’ll give you good advice 👍🏼
— Stefan Barnes (@StefanBarnes9) June 9, 2019