By Danny Wright
Aston Villa fans were not happy with the performance of Jonathan Kodjia against Derby on Saturday.
Supporters took to Twitter to voice their displeasure, which was mainly focused on the 27-year-old’s greediness throughout the first half.
The former Bristol City striker appeared to try too hard to win his side a penalty kick as on two occasions he dropped to the ground after what looked like very light contact.
The striker then went missing in the second half and made no impact as Villa looked to grab a much-needed second goal.
Here is a selection of tweets from Villa fans about the Ivorian’s first half performance:
Kodjia only passes when his greed has already killed the move. #avfc
— Pricey (@Pricey1983aa) February 25, 2017
As much as I like him, Kodjia is hopeless as a target man.
— Richard (@Yxllop) February 25, 2017
Energetic first half, Kodjia needs to turn up, Chester the star #avfc
— Ryan (@ryan_astley) February 25, 2017
Kodija’s not a target man when Adomah’s covering for Hutton & Green isn’t interested. Taylor can’t defend. #AVFC
— Adam Clarke (@AdamClarke501) February 25, 2017
Kodjia was taken off the pitch by Steve Bruce in the 88th minute after a performance that did nothing to justify his hefty price-tag.
His side hung on for a 1-0 win, but fans were desperate for a second goal as Derby threatened to fight back.
Kodjia cost Villa £11million in the summer when he moved from Ashton Gate in a deal that could potentially rise up to £15million with add-ons.
The striker has previously had spells at French clubs Riems, Amiens and Angers before moving to England in 2015.
He has made 28 appearances this season for Villa, without featuring in any competition other than the Championship, and has scored a total of 11 goals.
The last time he found the net was in the 3-1 loss to Barnsley on Valentine’s Day.
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