The Athletic have pointed the finger at Marco Silva as to why Jean-Philippe Gbamin has suffered another serious injury.
In a recent feature from Patrick Boyland and Greg O’Keeffe, former Everton manager Silva has been put under the microscope as Gbamin’s injury history is discussed.
The Frenchman recently recovered from a long-term setback after suffering a hamstring injury. After speaking to the club about being ready to return to action, Gbamin was hit with more bad luck. The Toffees recently confirmed that the midfielder would not be back on the pitch until 2021 due to an Achilles injury.
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The Athletic have claimed that it is perhaps due to Silva’s hurried nature of involving Gbamin in Premier League action that caused his first major convalescence at Goodison Park.
Relayed by Everton fan account @TheGwladysSt, these Blues fans have uncharacteristically rushed to the Portuguese manager’s defence. One supporter has tweeted “Very harsh on Silva in all fairness” as they reflect on the midfielder’s unlucky history with injuries:
Very harsh on silva in all fairness
— Doddy EFC (@tsdoddy) June 4, 2020
Tbf Silva had little choice
— Evertonianjamie (@JDGEFC) June 4, 2020
Not Silva causing the injury issue .
— DanRowley usm mr Everton 2015 (@rowleydan) June 4, 2020
The fellas been gone from the club 6 months and he still gets blamed for stuff.suppose he’s responsible for gbamins foot tennis injury too is he 🙄.gbamin just been unlucky but complete waste of money so far
— ancelotti_bluewhitearmy (@carlos_bluearmy) June 4, 2020
Bit harsh on Silva tbf. No one knows that for sure
— Adam (@adxm1878) June 4, 2020
We had Tom Davies also on the bench, no matter what your thoughts are on him as a player, he’d had a full pre season and was used to the pace of the Premier league etc,,, Silva was dreadful but not 100% convinced you can pin it all on him.
— Mickey Blue Nose (@BlueNoseMikeM) June 4, 2020
Everton fans, do you think Gbamin’s injury woes are largely down to Silva or has the ex-Toffees manager been unfairly maligned? Join the conversation in the comments below…
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