West Ham United suffered a disappointing defeat at the hands of Everton in the Premier League on Saturday, going down 2-0 at Goodison Park (via BBC Sport).
The Hammers were not at their best at all, and goals from Bernard and Gylfi Sigurdsson secured a much needed three points for Marco Silva’s side.
It would be fair to say that none of the West Ham players played well, but one player who came in for specific criticism from fans was Pablo Fornals.
The Spaniard really struggled in Merseyside, and managed to play no key passes and made no successful dribbles, whilst also having two unsuccessful touches, being dispossessed twice and also finishing with a poor passing accuracy of just 73.7%. He was ultimately dragged off by Manuel Pellegrini after 62 minutes and finished with a match rating of 6.15 (via WhoScored).
Fornals only joined West Ham from Villarreal in the summer, but it has been a tough start to life in English football for the 23-year-old. He has so far failed to register a single goal or assist in the Premier League, with his only contribution of note being a goal against Newport County in the League Cup (via WhoScored).
The fans are already beginning to grow impatient with the midfielder, and were extremely critical about his performance against Everton with some failing to even see any potential in him.
Here is what some Hammers fans had to say about Fornals’ display at Goodison Park…
Fornals cannot start next game.
— Tony⚒ (@WHUFC_Tony) October 19, 2019
I hope he proves me wrong I really do but Fornals dear me. That was absolutely terrible from him today but not singling him out I thought Anderson was equally as bad too. Both were wasteful and offered nothing.
— Khaleem Azam (@AzamWHUFC) October 19, 2019
Fornals is abysmal.
— ⚽️⚒TOM’S WHUFC⚒⚽️ (@aldredtj) October 19, 2019
We are basically playing with 9 players….Musuaku and Fornals have been beyond dreadful. Get Fornals off and put Yarmolenko on #WHUFC
— 父 Steve 父 (@steve_whufc7) October 19, 2019
I’m so sorry, I hate picking out players… BUT I just don’t see it with Fornals, can’t see a player for the life of me. I can’t tell you what he is even. So poor & sums up that whole 1st half, slow, lacks mobility & no stomach for a tackle. #EVEWHU
— Rob Waldon WHUFC ⚒ (@RobWaldon) October 19, 2019
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— C C ⚒ (@col1981) October 19, 2019