Plenty of Aston Villa fans criticised Emiliano Buendia on Wednesday night for his performance against Manchester City.
The 24-year-old was left out of Steven Gerrard’s starting line-up against Crystal Palace last weekend but came back in on Wednesday for his ninth Premier League start.
The Argentine, who is the club’s most expensive signing of all time, played the entire 90 minutes at Villa Park as Pep Guardiola’s side ran out 2-1 winners. Ollie Watkins pulled a goal back for the hosts just after half-time, but Gerrard’s men couldn’t grab a second and suffered a first defeat under their new manager.
Buendia struggled for the majority of the night under the lights in the Midlands, ending with a SofaScore match rating of 6.9/10. The 24-year-old lost 80% of his duels and failed to attempt a cross or have a shot on target, while also losing possession on six occasions.
Villa fans react
Here is what these Villa fans had to say about the winger on Twitter during the game, with one labelling him as ‘absolutely atrocious’.
“I’m sorry but Buendia needs to go. Terrible, so lightweight. Not what we need”
“Buendia is terrible. Change my mind ”
“Douglas Luiz & Buendia have been absolutely atrocious”
“Honestly Buendia I am not rating right now. Can’t pick a pass, giving the ball away. Then we concede”
“Buendia is shocking”
“Buendia is a passenger”
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