Everton winger Nikola Vlasic was taken off at half-time in the 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at Goodison Park on Saturday after being handed a rare start by manager Sam Allardyce, and Toffees fans were unimpressed with what they saw.
The 20-year-old was named in the XI on the left wing despite only starting four Premier League matches all season, but he struggled to make an impact in the opening 45 minutes as the hosts went in 1-0 down at the break.
The Croatia international was replaced by Yannick Bolasie at the interval, and having failed to impress and with the likes of Ademola Lookman and Dominic Calvert-Lewin missing out on a place in the squad on Saturday, Vlasic may not be involved next time out.
Everton supporters were quick to have their say on his display via social media, and while one said “think that’s it for Vlasic”, another said “you can bet after today that we won’t see Vlasic in the 18 for a while”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
How tf are vlasic and bolasie getting in over lookman. lookman is better than them both easily
— َ (@JM_EFC) January 20, 2018
Told you all Sigurdsson was not creative. Also told you Vlasic and Lookman are not ready to start
— Charlie Runkle (@EvertonianJamie) January 20, 2018
Like to see Vlasic and Lookman give some game time but you can bet after today we won't see Vlasic in the 18 for a while.
— Chris March (@marchy27) January 20, 2018
Martina should be released from contract
No idea why Michael Keane is not playing
Rooney should start, class is permanent
Schneiderlin + Vlasić = Clueless
The manager knows best
— #1 BEAST (@ScaraCraft) January 20, 2018
Atleast the vlasic lovers are gone
— Martin (@efcmartin) January 20, 2018
Evertonians on here crying for Vlasic to start. Why?
— S (@EFC_95) January 20, 2018
Vlasic here proving why he hasn't been getting any game time. Absolute panic buy. And people was worried Walcott would affect Lookmans game time
— Jamie. (@JamieTurner_) January 20, 2018
So turns out Vlasic isnt the wonderboy that many would make you believe… ?
— Chris Butler® (@cbutler1878) January 20, 2018
Think that's it for vlasic
— probablynever (@wossinaname) January 20, 2018
Well that’s the last we’ll see of Vlasic for a month or two.
— ?Tiny lloyd? (@LloydTiny) January 20, 2018
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