Flocking to Twitter, many West Ham United fans weren’t impressed with the defensive display of centre-half Issa Diop during their crunch London derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur this evening.
Aiming to keep their hopes of clinching the Carabao Cup alive after knocking out both Man United and Man City, David Moyes’ men travelled across the capital to Tottenham for their second meeting against the Lilywhites so far this season.
A hotly contested clash saw goals at both ends with both Moyes and new opposition boss Antonio Conte aiming to clinch silverware with their respective sides.
Tottenham took the lead twice in the first half through Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura with the Hammers briefly equalising in-between thanks to a very well taken individual goal by Jarrod Bowen.
Failing to find a breakthrough, West Ham eventually crashed out of the competition to their rivals.
West Ham fans slam Diop…
Amid an entertaining Quarter-Final tie, many West Ham fans saw fit to criticise the performance of Diop for his display – particularly for playing a big role in the conceded goals.
The Frenchman lunged for an interception in the build up to Spurs’ first, arguably leaving space for Bergwijn to tap home (Dan Silver), while he also failed to block the cross for Tottenham’s second goal through Lucas (Spurs Web).
He arguably wasn’t helped much by left-back Arthur Masuaku with many supporters believing their left-side was particularly exposed, taking aim at Diop and his fellow defender.
As per SofaScore, he also finished the night among West Ham’s lowest-rated players – leaving little wonder why West Ham fans weren’t impressed after a shaky evening.
Find all of their verdicts from Twitter down below:
“Diop needs to go”
“I’m sorry but Diop is an absolute liability today, that’s about 4 huge mistakes now. Really hoping Zouma is back soon”
“No, Diop is shambolic.”
“Masuaku and Diop are a shambles”
“Get Masuaku gone in January. Diop is laughable too.”
“Masuaku & Diop need to go, sorry it’s too many years of their shenanigans”
“Diop will never be 1st choice centre back as he switches off mentally too often….he hasn’t really improved since we 1st signed him”
“Diop been terrible as well”
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