A number of fans took to Twitter to comment on Laurens De Bock’s latest performance for Sunderland – with many suggesting that the Leeds United loanee definitely had an afternoon to forget.
The Black Cats marked their final league game before the international break with a 2-0 defeat. Lincoln City outplayed Jack Ross’s men, and the away fans were only too happy to voice their displeasure after the full-time whistle blew.
The defeat leaves Sunderland sixth in the table and four points adrift of the top two. And questions are now being asked of De Bock after the Whites loanee endured a tough afternoon.
It was actually the Belgian who came closest to scoring for the away side during the first-half. His brilliant effort with his weaker right foot was superbly tipped round the post.
But his second-half display caused a lot of concern. The left-back brought Bruno Andrade down inside the box for a Lincoln penalty. Luckily for the full-back, Tyler Walker’s effort hit the inside of the post and flew away from danger.
But De Bock made another error shortly after. The 26-year-old was caught completely out of position as Lincoln broke down Sunderland’s left flank and scored their second of the game.
De Bock looked to make a promising start to life at the Stadium of Light. But this latest display will not have surprised many of the Leeds fans who quickly grew frustrated with the defender following his £1.5 million switch in 2018 (fee reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post).
And there were plenty of people at the game – including one Leeds fan – suggesting that De Bock did not have a good day at the office at all.
Here is how some of the fans reacted to De Bock’s display…
If it helps, I went with my dad to see Lincoln comprehensively outplay Sunderland today. One in the eye for all the Mackems in their Wembley 73 gear. And I can confirm that Agent De Bock was at fault for both Lincoln goals and also gave away a pen before getting hooked.
— Andy Limb (@andylimb) October 5, 2019
— Andrew Bruce (@andrewbruce97) October 5, 2019
Did you see the game today? I thought De Bock did well against a pretty tame MK Dons but he was absolutely woeful today against pace. Didn’t help that Maguire wasn’t really supporting in front but he got turned inside out a few times. Hopefully it’s just a fitness thing (CC)
— Wise Men Say Podcast (@WiseMenSayPod) October 5, 2019
That De Bock fella makes Van Aanholt look positionally competent.
— Gippa (@JohnGibson87) October 5, 2019
De Bock now struggling at left back wonder if this is what the Leeds fans were telling us ? #SAFC
— Col (@ColArmstrong) October 5, 2019
De Bock is looking shaky and risky today what’s up with him…. I think his match fitness is coming to him #SAFC
— Clayton Edwards (@Clxytonn_04) October 5, 2019