By Dominic Toner
Gokhan Tore felt the fire of West Ham fans as they targeted him on Twitter following his performance against Manchester City.
Tore, 24, joined West Ham on a season-long loan this summer from Besiktas, with the option of a permanent transfer, but the midfielder has struggled to adjust since his move.
The Hammers suffered a 3-1 away defeat at Man City which leaves them with just three points from their opening three games.
Tore was replaced at half-time by Slaven Bilic, with Sam Sam Byram coming on, to cap a miserable Sunday afternoon for the midfielder.
A Raheem Sterling brace and Fernandinho goal ensured the points for Man City, although the Hammers produced a stronger second-half with Michail Antonio scoring a header to get them back in the game at 2-1.
The West Ham supporters gave a thorough assessment of Tore’s performance, with one fan harshly claiming “he is the worst winger I’ve ever seen at the club”.
I will pay for a flight back to turkey for gokhan tore
— West Ham Away Days (@west_ham_olas) August 28, 2016
What a shocking signing Gokhan Tore was ??
— Matt (@KrazeyMatt) August 28, 2016
Gokhan Tore is trash
— Diaz (@atRaihan) August 28, 2016
I’ve seen Gokhan Tore a couple of times for West Ham and every time he has been a shambles #MCIWHU
— Adam Ryszkowski (@AdamRyko) August 28, 2016
Gokhan Tore has a worse delivery record than Yodel
— Simon from Harlow (@simonfromharlow) August 28, 2016
Gokhan tore is literally the worst winger I’ve seen at west ham
— Azza (@Kiitez) August 28, 2016
Gokhan tore is shockingly bad
— NickJusticeWHUFC (@NickJustice94) August 28, 2016
Gokhan Tore is one of the worst players I’ve seen & I refuse to let him ‘settle in’
— Callum (@Callum_Massie) August 28, 2016
Gokhan Tore is absolutely terrible.
— Luke Osman (@LukeOsmanRS) August 28, 2016
I wouldnt have that Gokhan Tore in the West Ham Development Squad never mind the first team! #Useless
— Jason O’Connor (@Jayoconnor8) August 28, 2016
The Turkey international was a long-term target for West Ham, with manager Slaven Bilic having worked with him when they were together at Besiktas.
Tore had a steady season in 2015-16, scoring six goals and providing nine assists in 35 appearances for Besiktas.
He has made 26 appearances for Turkey, but hasn’t scored a goal for his national team.
In other West Ham team news, the club’s star has been rewarded with his first international call-up.