'Absolute myth', 'Move him on' - Everton fans react to rarely-seen international v Southampton
Everton midfielder Nikola Vlasic was handed a rare opportunity to show Blues supporters what he is capable of against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday evening, but unfortunately for the 20-year-old, he was unable to take advantage of his outing.
Nathan Redmond gave the Saints the lead but Tom Davies struck deep into stoppage time to hand Sam Allardyce’s side a share of the spoils at Goodison Park.
Vlasic, a two-time Croatian international, signed for the Blues last summer from Hadjuk Split after starring for the Croatian outfit against the Toffees in the Europa League.
However, at 20-years-old, the youngster has found his first season at Goodison Park hard-going and this performance seems to be a carbon-copy of the previous 11 gone before in the Premier League, where he is yet to either score or make a goal.
There was a distinct lack of support fired the way of the Croat on Twitter throughout the game, who was taking a lot of stick from fans on the social media platform.
Whether it was fair criticism or not, Vlasic was labelled a “myth” by one fan, while another demanded that the forward player be sold in the transfer window this summer.
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Only time will tell what the future holds for the youngster but for now here is what supporters of the Toffees had to say about the attacking-midfielder:
Absolute myth Vlasic
— Amy (@blue_nose_amy) May 5, 2018
Same old story with Vlasic. Loads of cry arsing about him not playing, gets his chance, does nothing.
— Terry Owen (@terry77owen) May 5, 2018
Niko Vlasic not good enough for Everton. Move him on.
— Lemo King ???????? (@BoxxxyEFC) May 5, 2018
They have. But we read plenty of shouts to get vlasic in. He’s done sweet fa in every game.
— ĴΛY ƇᎾИИᎾŔ (@connjam) May 5, 2018
Vlasic isn’t ready
— Dan Litherland (@Litho_EFC7) May 5, 2018
Vlasic, Davies, Bolasie all just not good enough for prem league
— Mark Bell (@Mbell1741) May 5, 2018
Vlasic is very Osman for good and bad
— David (@NothingbutBoffo) May 5, 2018