Leicester fans annihilate Rachid Ghezzal after his performance against Crystal Palace
Rachid Ghezzal managed just 45 minutes before being taken off at half-time in the defeat to Crystal Palace – and many Leicester City fans on Twitter raged at the quality of his performance.
The Foxes were beaten heavily 4-1 by Palace at the King Power Stadium to intensify pressure on manager Claude Puel.
Puel’s team found themselves a goal down at half-time through Michy Batshuayi, but were given a lifeline when Jonny Evans equalised in the 64th minute.
Leicester then fell apart in the closing stages, as Wilfried Zaha (two) and Luka Milivojevic got on the scoresheet.
There is now a toxic atmosphere around the King Power Stadium after losing seven of their last nine games.
A selection of Leicester fans on social media were particularly frustrated with Ghezzal, who was hauled off at half-time after another minimal impact.
The 26-year-old winger is really not enjoying the best of times in a Leicester shirt and has just three goals across all competitions.
He continues to get opportunities to impress under Puel, but ultimately offered very little in the final third and didn’t create any clear goalscoring opportunities.
Here are some of the Leicester fans that were highly critical of Ghezzal:
— Samuel Tozer (@Tozerrrr) February 23, 2019
— James Guest (@theJEG) February 23, 2019
— Joey (@JoLeKo011) February 23, 2019
Ghezzal needs to be hooked at half time too, so so poor #lcfc
— Ryan Devo (@devo_lcfc) February 23, 2019
Ghezzal off ?
It’s in the bag lads. #lcfc
— Jack Stevenson (@JackSteves) February 23, 2019
That’s gotta be it now for Ghezzal! And Puel ?? #LCFC
— Jon Wright (@j_awright) February 23, 2019
Ghezzal gives us glimpses of potential. Maybe all he needs is a good run in, in first team football? But we cannot afford to carry a player like that in our first team at the minute.
— Owen (@LCFC_Owen) February 23, 2019