Everton fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to Sheffield United on Saturday. However, Toffees’ fans have been leaping to the defence of new signing Moise Kean after a tricky start to life at Goodison Park.
The 19-year-old arrived from Juventus for an initial fee of £29m in a bid to find a worthy replacement for the former fan favourite Romelu Lukaku, who moved to Manchester United in 2017 for £75m.
Kean played the full 90 minutes against the Yorkshire-based outfit but found himself consistently isolated throughout the game as the Toffees’ failed to conjure up any major opportunities during the match.
Back off Moise Kean. He will be a superstar. He’s a 19-year-old lad, adjusting to a new team in a new league. Yes, he did nothing yesterday but he had 0 service, nothing was played down the middle, no headers were won. He needs through balls, not winger, defender, winger.
— Joanne (@Joannecolaa) September 22, 2019
One fan launched a passionate defence for the young Italian striker on Twitter (via @Joannecolaa), reminding other supporters that Kean has only been at the club for a month and that he had insufficient service throughout Saturday’s encounter.
In response to the post, a supporter said that the team is crying out for Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Moise Kean together as a striking pair, as he believes the Englishman is excellent at holding up play and bringing the attacking players around him into the game.
Here you can find some of the best reactions from Everton fans:
Our team is crying out for both DCL and kean up top. DCL is fantastic at holding the ball up and bringing others into play, kean is a dangerous player when the ball is in the final 3rd but no good at hold up. The 2 of them would compliment each other perfectly
— Chris Windsor (@chriswinds88) September 22, 2019
He was bad yesterday but they all where! Doesnt work on his own uptop needs players around him to bring him into play
— Matt Vicary (@Vicaz22) September 22, 2019
No players is going to look good until silva changes his tactics, 1 ST upfront and a shocking defence that can’t defend against a counter attack, recipe for disaster
— Scott Parkin ???? (@Efc_ScottParkin) September 22, 2019
Spot on! I’ve stated all the time (and this applies to DCL) – the young lads up front have had ZERO service. It’s been like that for Everton for a long time, the strikers don’t get enough service.
— Ste Mc (Macca) (@bottymilk) September 23, 2019
Sadly by the time anyone realises it he’ll be a superstar for someone else
— A9Blue (@A9blue) September 22, 2019
He needs a partner up front. All our CF s would be better played as a two up top.
— Mark EFC (@shaw_80) September 22, 2019
Agree. He may well be a superstar. Just needs that big move.
— Jack (@CaptainJacckk) September 22, 2019
Good point ID say even the likes of the Totters Kane wud struggle in this Everton team
— Kingburnsey (@kingburnsey) September 22, 2019