Loads of Crystal Palace fans have been left venting following Gary Cahill’s comments on the club’s recent 3-1 defeat to Everton.
Goals from Bernard, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin at Goodison Park downed the Eagles, and Cahill has since come out to criticise the side’s defensive display on the day. “Defensively the goals were disappointing, the goals were sloppy and we’re not normally like that,” the 34-year-old was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.
“That was not good enough defensively for a couple of incidents,” he added. All things considered, Cahill has arguably made some good points. Usually, Roy Hodgson’s men are quite solid. Even after that 3-1 loss, they remain in the top six for least goals conceded with 32 (via WhoScored).
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Meanwhile, away from home, they are in the top 10 with 19 goals conceded, showing that they have been strong at the back for the majority of the campaign. Despite this, some Palace fans have been unwilling to let such a defeat slide, taking to Twitter to react in a furious manner to Cahill’s take.
Take a look at what they have had to say below…
Who's Fed up with the lame excuses?? Weve got a 70 year old manager who's got the players playing like 70 year old pensioners, theres more life in the local bingo halls
— Southlondonmanor (@Southlondonman2) February 9, 2020
Unfortunately you are normally like that
— Jamie Arnold (@jamiearnold1977) February 9, 2020
Just feel so deflated about the club, owners who spend minimal just trying to finish a place above the relegation zone, we play awful defensive football but still can’t keep clean sheets, old players with hardly any talent, if we survive serious changes needed
— HushedAnt (@HushedAnt) February 9, 2020
Coincided with Cahill’s own worst performance. That said almost no-one can say they were on it. Closest was McArthur
— judge (@ahobdell) February 9, 2020
We’d better wake up and start playing much better football then what I saw yesterday as just 6 points only separate us from the teams in the relegation area currently…!!
— Geone (@Geonee) February 9, 2020
They losing faith just like I did over 2 years ago
— bigz (@bigz__17) February 9, 2020
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