Everton fans are desperate to see more of Nikola Vlasic as Sam Allardyce backs the youngster to “flourish” next season.
Everton fans have had a pretty miserable season and the lack of inspiring attacking play has played a large part in that – with much of the criticism aimed towards Allardyce.
Now fans are crying out for 20 year-old Nikola Vlasic to get a go in the team. Vlasic joined from Hajduk Split in a £10million deal at the end of last summer, but has only been allowed to show his quality in small doses.
The young winger made just eight appearances under Ronald Koeman and has made the same number under Allardyce. He impressed in the Europa League with two goals and one assist in three starts, but has made just five starts in the Premier League.
“It’s been a difficult season for him,” Allardyce said.
“When you talk about Vlasic, it’s another young player and their confidence may suffer so it’s his first season here and next season we would like to see more of those young talents flourish.”
Everton fans have been reacting to Big Sam’s comments on Twitter, and it doesn’t look like the criticism of the manager is going to stop anytime soon…
Because he has a bread head for a manager
— steve harding (@stevietoffee) March 6, 2018
Fat fraud talking crap again. He hasn’t given senior players game time never mind youngsters
— Chris Sharpe (@sharpyc_00) March 6, 2018
its cos sam hasnt got a clue how to deal with young players. he likes old pros who he can put straight in and tell em what to do. at bolton he bought in old pros and he got the best out of them. we must have one of the best young players in the league. but no he wont play em
— nicholas martin (@letsmoan1303) March 6, 2018
Alladyce has killed the young players at Everton. Loaned out or not in the squad. Not one of them getting a look in and he's happy with the performances of the senior players. Don't tell me vlasic can't do a better job than Bolasie right now.
— Peter C (@peterblue66) March 7, 2018
Another who should be playing under 23 games.
— Graeme McVeigh (@GraemeMcV) March 6, 2018
Honestly don’t get what Allardyce is doing with Vlasic. Don’t see him for weeks and then he gets thrown in the team, his last two games having Martina and Holgate (who can’t play right back) covering him, and then people wonder why he plays badly
— Adam (@AdamJ347) March 7, 2018