Norwich City fans have taken to Twitter to slam Alex Tettey for his performance in the 3-1 defeat to Preston North End on Wednesday night, which saw them lose their spot at the top of the Championship.
The Norwegian midfielder was drafted into the team after an injury to Mario Vrancic, who looks set to miss the next three weeks after damaging ankle ligaments in the 3-0 win over Ipswich.
Tettey started alongside Tom Trybull at the Deepdale Stadium, and looked shaky as Preston went 2-0 up after just 24 minutes.
Canaries boss Daniel Farke withdrew Trybull at half time as he looked to change things for the better, but perhaps it should’ve been the former Norway international who was substituted as his sloppiness in possession continued throughout the second period.
The loss saw Norwich slip into second as Leeds United beat Swansea City at Elland Road, and fans will be praying for Vrancic to return quickly as they looked a shadow of themselves without their Bosnian playmaker.
Let’s see how the Canaries fans reacted on Twitter to Tettey’s performance…
Really feel for Tom Trybull last night, he’s been excellent last few games, and for me Tettey shouldn’t of started.#ncfc
— wattsy72 (@Bw1Bw) February 14, 2019
Tettey’s role now should be from the bench when we need an extra body to break up play, doesn’t look after the ball well enough to start games in this system #NCFC
— Darren Flaxman (@the_canary) February 14, 2019
Tettey was awful tonight. Completely different Norwich team that I've seen this season. Get me back to Norfolk. #ncfc
— DJ JLP 🌊 (@DJJLP_) February 13, 2019
Wouldn't normally question Farke's changes but what on earth is he doing taking Trybull off at half time, been one of the better players recently and so much better suited to how we play than Tettey #ncfc
— Steven Garnham (@Steven_Garnham) February 13, 2019
Trybull > Tettey
Trybull is better defensively, technically and physically.
Al, with age, is slower, less mobile and more lethargic.
TT not only breaks up play but has the pace to put himself about the pitch. He also thinks quicker and thus releases the ball sooner… #NCFC
— cam (@_cxmdoran_) February 13, 2019
Time for Farke to realise that Tettey is never the answer if you want to start on the front foot. Way too slow and sloppy. Can’t pass for toffee. Not good enough for the team anymore. #ncfc
— Griff (@jabbidabbadoo) February 13, 2019
I’m not a Tettey hater he’s just not on his game and I’m not sure he fits this style of play.
— Captain Canary (@CaptainCanary01) February 13, 2019
Pains me to write this but Tettey, loyal servant for all these years, is simply not on the pace in this team. 1st reserve to protect a lead but not a starter. Kenny McLean for Saturday #ncfc #otbc #canarycall
— Marc Moncrieff (@marc_moncrieff) February 13, 2019
Huge game now on Saturday. Tettey must not start #NCFC kills our passing.
— Darren Flaxman (@the_canary) February 13, 2019