A number of West Brom fans have been reacting to Valerien Ismael’s comments following the 1-0 defeat to Derby County on Monday.
The Baggies missed the chance to go second with a poor display against Wayne Rooney’s side, with Colin Kazim-Richards scoring the winner shortly after coming on.
He netted after a mix up between Cedric Kipre and Sam Johnstone, with Albion missing a cutting edge in front of goal against The Rams throughout the 90 minutes.
The Baggies registered just five attempts on target from their 19 shots, while they created just one ‘big chance’ in the entire match, per Sofascore.
Are you Ismael in or Ismael out?
Ismael said he was ‘really upset’ with his side’s performance, hitting out at his squad’s mentality and lack of quality. The 46-year-old labelled the goal they conceded as ‘embarrassing’ and told his players to take responsibility for their own displays.
The defeat to Derby was West Brom’s final game of 2021, with Ismael hoping he can get the Baggies back to winning ways against Cardiff City on Sunday.
Baggies fans react
Ismael’s strong words had these Baggies supporters fuming, with one labelling the club’s official Twitter post as ‘laughable’.
“Start TGH and Tom Fellows please. This terrible starting XI is getting nowhere.”
“HE KEEPS PICKING THE SAME PLAYERS IN THE SAME FORMATION”
“‘We can’t keep saying the same things every week’……… But we can keep doing the same things every week and expect to be saying something different?? What a strange thing to say after what I’ve been watching”
“TGH has been man of match every game he’s played, yet he doesn’t play him. Same tactics, same personnel, same result. 5 goals in 9 games we’ve scored! Shocking”
“How about saying GOODBYE. You’ve lost the plot mate. Livermore? Hugill? Total waste of space & time”
“Laughable but not haha shocking performance front to back set pieces now we are no threat whatsoever how’s that happened only plus points for me TGH and Fellows well done boys rest of you do l and take Val with ya stubborn to the end gutted coyb get Sir Roy back now”
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