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‘What’s going on’, ‘he’s like a different player’: Some Everton fans think £22m man must do better

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‘What’s going on’, ‘he’s like a different player’: Some Everton fans think £22m man must do better

A number of Everton fans have been discussing Andre Gomes’ performance on Monday night as Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees fell to defeat in London.

Everton headed to Tottenham Hotspur hoping to build on their decent post-restart record, having held Liverpool to a draw and winning over Norwich and Leicester.

Instead, the Toffees played out a dour game against Spurs, losing to an unlucky own goal as neither side offered much on the pitch.

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The hosts took the lead in the 24th minute, with Michael Keane deflecting Giovani Lo Celso’s shot past Jordan Pickford.

Everton failed to go up the gears in the second half and Pickford had to be alert to keep the score down, saving from Son Heung-min twice.

Ancelotti suggested post-match that the game was lost in the middle of the park and, indeed, the starting midfield of Gomes, Tom Davies and Gylfi Sigurdsson offered little in the first half.

The Italian shifted back to 4-4-2 after the break and, whilst Everton looked brighter and had more of the game, they still offered little in the final third.

It was hoped that Gomes would’ve been able to pull the strings in midfield and shield the back four.

However, the £22million man’s influence diminished as the game went on, misplacing passes, conceding fouls and cutting an increasingly frustrated figure.

Obviously Gomes still needs time to get back to his best after his horrific leg injury, but Ancelotti and the fans will nonetheless have expected more from the Portuguese lynchpin on the night.

 

Below is some of the reaction to the player’s display:

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