A plethora of West Bromwich Albion fans were far from impressed with what they saw from Matheus Pereira on Saturday afternoon and took to social media to leave their reactions regarding the Brazilian’s recent performance.
Indeed, it was a bad weekend for Slaven Bilic’s Baggies as they failed to make the most of Leeds United’s early thumping of Hull City (BBC) and were in fact left looking over their shoulder once the afternoon came to an end due to the surprising defeat to Wigan Athletic.
Sam Morsy’s goal upset the hosts and has subsequently left them just a point ahead of their promotion rivals in the race for top spot of the Championship table, although a gap between second and third has started to build (BBC).
Nonetheless, fans would have been disappointed to have seen their side drop points, especially in front of their own crowd at The Hawthorns, however it seems some were angry with what they saw from Pereira throughout the 90 minutes he was on the field.
According to WhoScored’s data, the 23-year-old found it difficult to have a major influence on the game, as he managed just one shot, one key pass and failed to make a single successful dribble as he was handed a rather sub-par 5.98 match rating – only slightly better than Kamil Grosicki’s, although he did enter the game with 30 minutes left to play.
Some fans called for Pereira to be dropped ahead of their upcoming fixture with Newcastle United in the FA Cup, whilst others quite simply slammed him and suggested that it was the worst performance they had seen from him in a West Brom shirt.
Here are just some of their reactions…
Bad day all round none of that energy in the high press in fact we done the basics poorly , out battled in many respects, poor use of the subs crying out to go 2 up top , pereira worst game for the club none to struck by him keep going on the deck either #wba
— Jason Wheeler (@lebouf1976) February 29, 2020
Personally I don’t want to see players like Robson-Kanu and Pereira near the team on Tuesday. They looked shattered and could do with a rest #WBA
— Glenn Thompson (@glennthompson85) February 29, 2020
Not sure if Pereira is genuinely hurt or just needs to man up, seems to spend most the game on the deck, the kid has huge talent but one thing I hate is players throwing themselves on the floor #wba
— Jay Hickman (@HurricaneHic147) February 29, 2020
Wasn't at it from the off, 2nd best all over the park, missed Sawyers in the middle of the park, Slav needs a word with Pereira spent more time on the floor..Typical Albion…but we are still top, 6 points clear of 3rd…And for those who booed at full time..🖕🏼#WBA
— Stuart Field (@Baggiesgoboing) February 29, 2020
@sportbbcwm game was crying out for that fox in the box, would have got Austin on. Missed out on every second ball in middle of park. Pereira an embarrassment how easy he is going down at the moment. #wba
— Matt Baker (@bakermatt86) February 29, 2020
Very poor performance. Pereira off his game big time. Wigan deserved that win. We was 2nd to everything. #WBA
— DOOD (@DoodWBA) February 29, 2020
Mattheus pereira u utter disgrace.
— H (@hrwalker1104) February 29, 2020
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