Every World Cup, the tournament manages to produce at least one unexpected star that emerges from the masses to grab the fan's attention and delight the football world. Initially, it appeared as if Aleksandr Golovin was set to follow in James Rodríguez's footsteps and earn a move to a European heavyweight this summer. However, one individual has surpassed them all with consistent brilliance; That man is none other than our own Brian Kerr.
Kerr is outstanding. His knowledge is unparalleled. His delivery is pitch-perfect. The former Irish manager strikes an unrivaled balance between information and entertainment. Kerr is one of the few co-commentators who genuinely enhances the viewer's experience.
Kerr teamed up with Hugh Cahill today on RTE Sport for Japan and Senegal's entertaining 2-2 draw. Towards the end of the game, he moved to discuss Keisuke Honda, who scored the equaliser to keep Akira Nishino's side in the tournament.
I'll tell ya' a good one about him. For a fella, he likes to wear two watches. One on each wrist. I'm sure he was saying to the manager 'I've looked at one of me watches, both my watches. It is time to put me on!'
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) June 24, 2018
He was also on during Switzerland's 2-1 win over Serbia. No matter the occasion, Kerr delivers.
— Darren Cleary (@RadioCleary) June 22, 2018