Everton fans on Twitter tore into Cuco Martina for his performance in the 4-0 win against West Ham at Goodison Park on Wednesday as new manager Sam Allardyce watched on from the stands.
Martina, 28, was bought in the summer as a stand-in at right-back for the injured Seamus Coleman, but found himself utilised at left-back against the Hammers to cover for Leighton Baines.
Toffees fans on Twitter weren’t happy with the Curacao international’s performance though, and showed little sympathy towards him playing out of position on the opposite side of the back four.
One supporter even claimed that the player’s left-foot is “non-existent” as his inability to play at left-back showed.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
How can a professional footballer not control the ball with his left foot. Cuco Martina still sat in left back though eh ????
— Michael Thomson (@mthomson25) November 29, 2017
Cuco Martina playing left back is making me unwell
— Saul Anderson (@SaulAnderson1) November 29, 2017
— Jason Berry (@jberry79) November 29, 2017
This has gotta be the weakest back line we've had in years.
Absolutely criminal that it was allowed to get to this state. Who knows why we pay Walsh a penny. Kenny and Holgate aren't ready. Martina and Williams are both disasters. #EFC
— Tom Barr (@TomShreds) November 29, 2017
Martina's left foot may as well be non-existent.
— Danny. (@McArdle_) November 29, 2017
Martina is terrifyingly one footed
— Dave B (@daveb1177) November 29, 2017
Marked improvements from Rooney, Sig, Davies, Kenny.
Martina however still absolute dog turd
— Guy Cooper (@chopper0609) November 29, 2017
Martina made his first start for Everton since the start of October against West Ham and perhaps did little to convince Allardyce that he is worth playing in the future.
He arrived on Merseyside from Southampton in the summer on a free transfer but is yet to show any real quality.
Luckily, Everton bounced back to winning ways despite the full-backs poor performance.
A Wayne Rooney hat-trick proved enough to help the Toffees edge away from the Premier League’s relegation zone and gives Allardyce a good foundation to start on when he is likely to take charge against Huddersfield at the weekend.
Ashley Williams was also on the scoresheet for the Toffees.