Sunderland fans have been discussing the form of Papy Djilobodji, as the loaned out defender has found his feet for Ligue 1 side Dijon.
It’s been a pretty miserable season on Wearside, and you’d be hard pushed to find a set of fans more infuriated by their own club than Sunderland.
The worst thing about the defeat to the Owls is that Sunderland were actually the better side for large parts of the match, but defensive frailties cost them dearly once again.
Given how fragile the Black Cats have been in defence, it is perhaps no surprise that fans are annoyed by the positive form of the big physical Papy Djilobodji, who is performing relatively well in his loan spell at French side Dijon.
The 29 year-old left Sunderland on loan after some torrid performances, but has had a good season with Dijon despite the club’s bad form, averaging 1.6 tackles, 2.5 interceptions and 7.3 clearances per game.
Plenty are asking the question whether Djilobodji could have aided the relegation scrap, and it’s a pretty even split amongst fans.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Can say what you like about their desire but we wouldn’t be anywhere near the bottom 3 if we didn’t loan out the likes of him, Borini, Khazri and sell Mannone for peanuts.
— Matty Mid (@middsey89) April 4, 2018
He was poor. But fact is, O'Shea would bring down any player, his positional awareness is awful & marking on the move non-existant.
— David Morgan (@themorgangrind) April 4, 2018
Not just him! Khasri and lens should have been dominating teams in this league. Unforgivable the way they turned their backs
— steven armstrong (@steven_sda7698) April 4, 2018
He can't defend – so yes he'll of fit in nicely
— Levi Wedgewood (@WedgeLevi) April 4, 2018
— Matthew Rodenby (@MatthewRodenby) April 4, 2018
— ian beattie (@argoapartments) April 4, 2018
No, one of the worst defenders I’ve seen. League one is his standard, could be handy next season
— Adam (@Adamsafc81) April 4, 2018