Everton fans have slammed Nikola Vlasic for his performance in the 2-0 win over Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.
Vlasic, 20, has barely played under Sam Allardyce but the Toffees manager handed him his first Premier League start since January in West Yorkshire as his side bagged three points.
The Croatian lasted until the 75th minute before he was substituted off and replaced by Ramrio Funes Mori, just minutes before Idrissa Gueye scored Everton’s second goal.
Evertonians have been calling on Allardyce to use Vlasic a lot more than he has done this season, however when he did play against Huddersfield this weekend, many were left feeling that he is not ready for first-team football just yet.
One angry fan even claimed that Vlasic was “rank rotten” against Huddersfield.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Really don’t get the shouts for Vlasic, rarely performs when given a chance, yes he’s young but we still spent a chunk of money on him and simply not seeing anything. Niasse who constantly scores sits on he bench meanwhile
— Everton Phil (@PhilipPitcher) April 28, 2018
People going on about Vlasic, pffffff the kid is terrible imo
— Owen #GTTO (@owenparkes123) April 28, 2018
Vlasic is rank rotten.
— BONKERS DOG! (@ASViking) April 28, 2018
— chris wright (@TheEgo84) April 28, 2018
Vlasic is so weak on the ball
— Tom (@TJR1878) April 28, 2018
Vlasic looks shaky
— Jacob Ritchie (@ritchiejacob625) April 28, 2018
Vlasic has made 18 appearances for Everton in all competitions this season, with the bulk of his game-time coming in the Europa League group stages.
The Croatia international has scored two goals for the Toffees, with both of them coming in the Europa League group stages in the two games against Apollon Limassol.
With Everton’s season effectively over, Allardyce may continue to play the youngster in his starting line-up in the remaining two games of the campaign against Southampton and West Ham.
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