Leeds United could not put a halt to their dismal run of form on Friday night in the Championship and fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Aston Villa.
Lewis Grabban headed the winner just before the half-hour mark, giving the Claret and Blues maximum points to keep their promotion hopes well and truly alive.
But while it was a better display from the Whites, who put up much more than a fight than they have done recently, one player in particular got it in the neck from the throngs of supporters – Pierre-Michel Lasogga.
And Phil Hay, chief sports writer of the Yorkshire Evening Post commented on the display of the 26-year-old who he described on Twitter as “gone.”
The kids stood out tonight – Pearce, Peacock-Farrell and O'Connor. Mature performances. Lasogga seems to have gone. Completely out of form. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 13, 2018
Whites manager Paul Heckingbottom started Caleb Ekuban up front but brought Lasogga on in the 78th minute and from the moment he started warming up it was obvious he wasn’t really there.
He might be their top goal scorer with ten goals in 31 appearances, but fans will be glad to see the back of him.
One fan even suggested that signing the German-born forward would spell relegation next season.
Here is a selection of reactions on Twitter to the display of Lasogga:
That tub of lard was Chris Wood's replacement.
— Elliott (@elliott_benn) April 13, 2018
Lasogga been at the pies….even more of a lump than 6 months ago…..shame as if he really put effort in and lost weight, etc he could eat this league
— AW (@AWwhite1) April 13, 2018
Lasogga seems to have gone? When did he arrive
— #HeckingbottomOut (@Heckyout) April 13, 2018
Lasogga, Grot and Ekuban should not be here next season. Whole new strike force needed. Kids were great though centre mid couldn’t retain possession often enough. #lufc
— Nick Stone (@nickcstoney) April 13, 2018
Wait, Lasogga was even here at one point? A tank has more speed and a smaller turning circle than him
— Lee Sessions (@Sesh84) April 13, 2018
If we sign lasogga for next year it's already a relegation fight next season
— Gaz (@hjabbabshd) April 13, 2018
Totally agree with that assessment the so called senior players need to take a long hard look at themselves they offer nothing.
— Paul Lufc Warrilow (@paul_warrilow) April 13, 2018
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