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.
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