Many Crystal Palace fans have been angered after the Eagles’ official Twitter account posted Jean-Phillipe Mateta’s backheel against Brighton in their 2-1 win back in February as their Goal of the Day to mark his 24th birthday on Monday.
Interestingly, he will become a permanent Crystal Palace player should he complete 15 Premier League starts by the end of 2021/22 [Sky Sports].
Should CPFC start Mateta more often in 2021/22?
Despite converting the famous flick away to their south coast rivals four months ago, he has not been given many opportunities to have a sustained impact in south London.
Upon looking back at the goal, loads of Crystal Palace fans took to social media to voice their opinions, with many objecting to his sparsity of appearances following that magic moment.
Crystal Palace fans react:
Replying to the club’s official Twitter account, here is how some Eagles supporters summarised their feelings on the clip of Mateta’s goal at the Amex Stadium:
“A finish so great he didn’t start again”
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