Lucas Digne has taken to Instagram to offer an apology to Everton fans after they were beaten at home by Watford on Saturday.
The Toffees went down 5-2 to the Hornets at Goodison Park, having conceded four goals in the space of 18 minutes, and back-to-back defeats have seen Rafael Benitez’s side slip to eighth in the Premier League table.
Digne wrote that there was ‘no excuse’ for the loss and that all he could say was ‘sorry’, adding that Everton’s players must now ‘work hard’ and ‘show you our real face’.
How did Digne play?
If you go by SofaScore‘s ratings, Digne was actually one of the Toffees’ better performers on the day.
Only Michael Keane, Richarlison (7.2 each) and Tom Davies (7.3) bettered his score of 7.1, while he won eight of his 12 ground duels and five of his seven aerial battles. Going forward, he was able to create three chances for team-mates.
However, he was also guilty of losing possession 23 times over the course of the game, and given that Watford were given just an 18% chance of winning beforehand, you can certainly understand Everton supporters’ overriding anger.
Fan feed Toffee TV relayed Digne’s post, and here’s what some supporters made of it, with one irate Toffees fan calling the Frenchman a “fraud”.
These Everton fans rip into Digne
“He was pants. Responsible for the equaliser with a daft, needless foul, was caught out of position for one of the others. Woeful. He should say sorry. Must do better. Much better.”
“Hmmm, he was really poor yesterday defensively. We have heard these sound bites before and it wont change anything”
“Meaningless, empty words”
“Well you can’t play any worse or can you !!! But you are not alone… Keane and Rondon”
“Not seen his real face for over 18 months”
“Means nothing, straight from the Phil Neville and Jags book of excuses”
“Should be sorry for the last 2.5 seasons, the fraud”
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