Newcastle United’s dismal run of form continued as they were beaten 1-0 by Everton at St James’ Park on Wednesday night, and Magpies fans weren’t impressed with Mo Diame’s performance.
The Senegal international was handed just his fourth start of the Premier League season having been an unused substitute in the loss at home to Leicester City on Saturday, but he couldn’t prevent the Tyneside outfit losing for the seventh time in their last eight top flight fixtures.
The 30-year-old played in the No 10 role against the Toffees, but he failed to make an impression and perhaps should have done better with the rebound when Matt Ritchie’s effort hit the woodwork, before being subjected the ironic cheers when he was replaced by Joselu in the 67th minute.
Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on his display via social media, and while one said “Cabaye was more useful when he was on strike”, another slated him and said “his attitude is a joke”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
If you select Mohammed Diame to support your lone striker you can't expect to win the match. Another one I'd happily never see play for us again #NUFC
— Squashy™ (@SquashyNUFC) December 14, 2017
I can't remember a player less interested in playing for us. Cabaye was more useful when on strike.
— Ben. (@bensca182) December 14, 2017
It’s not what the team needs right now???? Mo Diamé is a con artist… he strolled about last night… That’s what the team doesn’t need!!! The team selections are awful.. that’s what the team doesn’t need!!!! Mitrovic and Mbemba not even in match day squad..That is what’s wrong.
— Liam Butler (@arpeco19) December 14, 2017
Not really. Why should he be applauded for jogging around at 4mph and half-heartedly closing down 10 seconds after the ball has gone? His attitude is a joke.
— Molámadré (@Moroc_Mole) December 14, 2017
Fans have a right to express how they feel when we waste money going to watch someone who can't put an effort in and it clearly showed, Joselu chases players more and he'd lose a race to your granny. I hope Diame doesn't pull on the shirt again and goes to u21s. #NUFC
— Steven (@Stevie2593) December 14, 2017
Diame is worse than Kuqi #NUFC
— Marko Ylilehto (@ylilehto) December 14, 2017
Diame is nowhere near good enough. I think Rafa is picking him to prove how much we need new players. Howay Mandy #nufc
— Giles Phrase (@GilesPhrase) December 13, 2017
I don’t care how many trophies Benitez has won, or who he’s managed. He still selects Diamé every week, who is THE worst player I’ve seen in an #nufc shirt.
— Neil Hall (@Neilyhall8) December 13, 2017