Theo Walcott has been praised to the high heavens over the past few days-and rightly so.
His performances for England have a nation bubbling and on Saturday he looked good at Blackburn.
I'm sorry to be a damp squid and burst the bubble but I think we need to calm down a little and get things into perspective.
The England supporters will no doubt expect that type of performance from Theo all the time he pulls on an England shirt. That is impossible.
The lad is 19 and to be hailed as England's messiah is very dangerous indeed. He is still learning the game and will be inconsistent.
He has shown what he can do, and it borders on genius, but let's remember not to put anymore pressure on his young shoulders.
Theo is a level-headed guy and I'm sure the euphoria around him at the moment wont affect him. But I worry if he has a poor game in his next England outing the fickle English fans will get on his back. We are after all, notorious for it!
Thats where we Gooners come in. Lets not get carried away by the Theo hype. We know how good he is already.
Lets support him through the good and bad times, because (although I hate too say it) the England faithful won't.
We have had a taste of Theo's potential and he is beginning to show it on a more regular basis. But let's support him (as we do) and not go over the top.
Keep it Goonerish..............