Everton fans had to endure a difficult Saturday at Goodison Park. They must have wished the international break had gone on for another week after watching the visiting Tottenham Hotspur dismantle their team 3-0.
Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen were the goalscorers on the day as Mauricio Pochettino’s men showed the kind of form that made them such a force in the English Premier League last season.
After a summer of big signings and new arrivals, Everton fans had been hoping that the Toffees may finally start to close the gap between themselves and the top four qualification places for the UEFA Champions League. However, massive improvement is needed.
One summer arrival they haven’t taken to is Cuco Martina, who joined on a free transfer after the expiration of his contract at Southampton. His performance at right-back against Spurs left a lot to be desired with many errors allowing the visitors to exploit their defensive line.
Fans were enraged by the showing and took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
— John Merro (@johnmerro1) September 9, 2017
— Paul Herrington (@DrMockster) September 10, 2017
Cuco Martina is the worst player I've ever seen play for us
— Mike (@mikehEFC) September 9, 2017
Koeman should be sacked just for signing Martina worse defender I've ever seen
— Ian (@Ian_efc1878) September 9, 2017
Defensively Martina is an embarrassment, worrying he keeps getting picked by Koeman #efc
— stuart davies (@stuartdavies1) September 9, 2017
Martina is not good enough, bring in Kenny or Holgate, both will do better #EFC
— Dinesh (@Sanassee) September 9, 2017
Get Martina off. He's dreadful. #efc
— Mark Jefford (@mjefford) September 9, 2017
That goal was too easy for Spurs. Martina awful in the build up. #EFC
— Terry McAllister (@terrymcallister) September 9, 2017