By Harvey Byrne
Simone Zaza gave a poor display against Accrington in the EFL Cup in West Ham’s 1-0 win on Wednesday – and Hammers fans took to Twitter to air their disappointment at the striker.
The Italy international started the match upfront against the League Two side and played the full 90 minutes, with a Dimitri Payet stoppage-time strike separating the two sides at the London Stadium.
Zaza was heckled throughout the match with many believing that the 25-year-old wasn’t good enough for the West Ham team.
Some supporters thought he looked like he didn’t care, while others suggested that he needed the all important first goal.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Would be good if we could get Sakho's head straight.. much better player than Calleri & Zaza #whufc
— Hayden Evz (@HaydenEvz) September 21, 2016
Send Tore back. And Calleri while you're at it. Absolutely awful the pair of them. Zaza in desperate need of a goal. #whufc
— Nathaniel John (@Nathaniel_John) September 21, 2016
We've got Payet, Lanzini, Zaza and Antonio on and I still don't see us scoring any time soon. What even is this… #whufc
— Frank Anderson (@F_Anderson11) September 21, 2016
Can't we take Zaza off and just play with 10?! #whufc
— Kenny Lake (@sulcolake) September 21, 2016
— YEO (@KEITHYEO) September 21, 2016
Calleri = poor
Tore = poor
Zaza = huffed and puffed
Fernandes = promising
Arbeloa = very safe
Lanzini/Payet = game changers
— Dave RedgewellOS2016 (@redgewd) September 21, 2016
— Steve Gilliard (@SteveGilliard) September 21, 2016
Zaza moved to the London Stadium in a loan deal from Serie A giants Juventus in the summer.
There’s a clause in the loan deal that states if Zaza plays in a certain amount of Premier League fixtures then the deal will turn into a permanent move for £17million.
The forward has already started twice in the Premier League in defeats to West Brom and Watford and still remains looking for his first goal.
The Hammers have started the new season in poor form, picking up three points from their opening five fixtures while also being knocked out of the Europa League.