Gylfi Sigurdsson was brought into the Everton starting line-up on Sunday by Carlo Ancelotti for the clash against Southampton.
The Toffees went into the game unbeaten in all competitions, and were also on top of the Premier League. However, versus Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, they suffered their first loss of the season, with the south-coast team winning 2-0. Things were made worse later on, with Lucas Digne receiving a straight red card for a poor, albeit unfortunate, tackle on Kyle Walker-Peters.
Sigurdsson’s display was far from positive. The 31-year-old played just 58 minutes, managing a disappointing 64% pass accuracy, whilst he won just one of his five duels. All in all, the Iceland international failed to take advantage of the chance given to him by Ancelotti.
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The Everton fans were also far from happy with his display, and they took to social media platform Twitter to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what they had to say about Sigurdsson
Sigurdsson should never start for us again
— Jackson 🇩🇰 (@DancingDoucoure) October 25, 2020
Rather have him than playing 10 men , we will never learn if sigurdsson still in the club. Don’t care how boss he is at training because every game he is woeful
— efcryan (@RyanEFC3) October 25, 2020
A few observations from today.
Godfrey is not a right back
Iwobi used all his tricks up last week and has nothing left to offer
Sigurdsson couldn’t pass wind
— Bluenose Brenno – Views outside of work are my own (@markjrbrennan) October 25, 2020
Collectively they were dreadful, they were all off it. Imperative we get something in the North East next weekend.
Sigurdsson never closes down, tackles, puts a foot in, gets in their face, makes himself available, finds space–he’s a waste of everyone’s time. #Everton
— ConsiderTheLillies… (@Maria20131967) October 25, 2020
Poor, poor performance, the worst I’ve seen since the premier league restart….. Godfrey played like his namesake from dads army. We’ve had Sigurdsson for a few seasons get rid, not good enough , sell Iwobi now.
— Gary Taylor (@GaryTay23935353) October 26, 2020
Sigurdsson is awful. Not sure what he actually does for the side. Doucoure drifting wide, for some reason, James too far forward, almost playing a false 9. Midfield in shambles, left the back 4 exposed.
— Dalicussnuss (@SlickuseTweets) October 26, 2020
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