Robert Page’s men are in the process of gearing up for two crucial 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia, and the game in Helsinki was a good chance for some of the more fringe players to get some minutes under their belts whilst saving the bigger names for the competitive fixtures.
One such player was the 22-year-old Roberts, who earned his 16th cap, and only his eighth start in the game last night, as the two sides played out a rather tame 0-0 draw, with Roberts giving way to Gareth Bale in the final ten minutes.
And judging by the comments that were flying his way on social media during the game last night, his caps total won’t be increasing any time soon as fans tore into his performance:
“How bad is Tyler Roberts btw, absolute garbage”
Do you think Roberts can improve?
No, he just isn't good enough
Yes, he just needs some guidance
Luckily, this was only a friendly, so it’s not as if he cost his country anything severe in the grand scheme of things, but if these comments are anything to go by, he certainly hasn’t done himself any favours when it comes to being selected for the important games.