West Ham United booked their spot in the third round of the EFL Cup with a 3-1 win over AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the competition on Tuesday night.
It was far from a vintage performance from the Hammers, but they did come from 1-0 behind to ensure that Manuel Pellegrini would pick up his first win as head coach.
Lucas Perez has made two substitute appearances for West Ham since his arrival from Arsenal during the summer, but he was in the XI against Wimbledon.
The 29-year-old struggled to make his mark against the League One outfit, however, which has led to a lot of criticism from the West Ham fans.
Javier Hernandez was also picked out as an underperforming player on the night, and Perez has received similar treatment from the club’s supporters.
Perez will seemingly have to wait before potentially securing a spot in Pellegrini’s first XI, and the Spaniard will certainly need to up his game from Tuesday night.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
And Lucas Perez was by far our worst. Waste of money.
— Jamie Thrift (@JamieThrift) August 29, 2018
Was Lucas Perez actually on that pitch ?
— COYI (@happyhammer190) August 28, 2018
Lucas Perez is really letting the team down here
— Luke Tap⚒ (@LukeTap11) August 28, 2018
No wonder Arsenal sold us Lucas Perez he is horrific 😭😭
— Daniel Valentine (@_danvalentine) August 28, 2018
Lucas Perez is Championship standard
— Jamie (@jamiewhusteele) August 28, 2018
I’ve not a clue what lucas perez is supposed to be doing
— timCOYI (@tim1967td) August 28, 2018
Perez has been non existent
— Jack⚒🦁🏴 (@JackJPW_COYI) August 28, 2018
Perez has been awful
— Jåck (@WHUFCJack_) August 28, 2018