Lots of Sheffield Wednesday fans have been hammering Joost van Aken after his very poor display versus Barnsley in their EFL Championship clash.
Several members of the Hillsbrough faithful have argued that the 26 year-old was at fault for at least one if not both goals for Barnsley in the first half which saw Tony Pulis’ team go 2-1 behind at the break.
Should Sheffield Wednesday bin van Aken?
His performance was so bad that the manager decided to haul him off at half time, which was probably for the good of the side.
A central defender by trade, van Aken was used at left-back by Pulis and it showed that it was not his natural position.
The Dutchman failed to record a key pass, cross or accurate long ball in the first half, and also lost possession of the ball no fewer than on eight separate occasions (Sofascore).
Sheffield Wednesday reaction to van Aken display
These Owls hammered van Aken on Twitter, with one SWFC supporter even branding him as a ‘terrible’ footballer:
@swfc van aken cant play left back hes too big every game he costs us goals
— ? (@bitcoinwebb) December 12, 2020
Van Aken at fault again for their 2nd and arguably the 1st. Just too easy. Track your man – simple stuff. #swfc
— Tom Chittenden (@tjchitt86) December 12, 2020
@pearsonjohn10 got to get van aken off. Both goals down to him not tracking runners. Reach cant get involved going forward due to covering for left back!
— Steve Haggerty (@Heytch39) December 12, 2020
Van Aken should never have played again for us after the derby game debacle.
— David Harpham #FBPE 🇪🇺 (@deharpham) December 12, 2020
He is an appalling defender. Whoever in the Chairman’s circle recommended we fork out £4m for him, should never work in football again
— Matt Summerhill (@MattSummerhill) December 12, 2020
Van aken needs to go, Reach needs to go, Moses needs to go, Lees needs to go
— Dan (@swfcdan1867) December 12, 2020
All the positive things I said about Joost Van Aken I take back. Terrible footballer
— Gurny (@Gurny21) December 12, 2020
Going to put it out there van Aken is awful #swfc
— yorkshire lad (@jazzy85uk) December 12, 2020
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