Many Crystal Palace fans are fuming with the performance of Jairo Riedewald during the London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday night.
The south London club lost 4-1 to Jose Mourinho’s side, but it looked to be an even game at half-time with the score at 1-1. Riedewald was in a midfield duo with Luka Milivojevic but just didn’t seem to settle as he picked up a 6.2 rating from SofaScore. The Dutchman had 40 touches, failed to complete a single dribble and picked up a yellow card. He also came out second best in six of his eight ground duels and lost possession nine times.
When you are playing a side which has potent scorers like Harry Kane, you cannot afford to have such a poor performance like Riedewald had. With the Eagles up against West Bromwich Albion next week, the players need to step up so that they do not drop points against the relegation battlers and get pulled back into the survival scrap themselves.
These Palace fans on Twitter were critical of the 24-year-old’s performance, which one supporter described as “awful”.
Here is how Palace fans discussed Riedewald:
“Poor mistakes by PVA, Luka & Jairo have cost us today.”
“Jairo is not the future at CM he’s not good enough imo.”
“Oh Jairo is playing, hadn’t noticed him again”
“Jairo has been awful since coming into the team. We need a new core in defence and midfield”
“Riedewald has been the weak link throughout. How does he keep being started!?! Also, should not have subbed Eze or Townsend. Take Luka out instead!”
“Not the game for Wilf’s return to be honest. Really need to get an influential box to box CM in the summer because I don’t think Luka or Riedewald are the answer”
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