87% duels misplaced: Everton’s £80k-p/w ace has already endured a World Cup shocker – opinion


Everton have 4 gamers out on the World Cup while the Premier League pauses for the celebrated worldwide event, with Amadou Onana, Jordan Pickford, Conor Coady and Idrissa Gana Gueye all representing their respective nations.

Three out of the 4 named accomplished their opening fixture yesterday in Qatar and while Pickford and Coady can be thrilled with England’s 6-2 thrashing of Iran yesterday afternoon, the identical feelings of elation received’t be shared by Gueye who misplaced 2-0 to the Netherlands.

The Everton midfielder featured within the beginning line-up towards the gifted Dutch workforce, nonetheless, regardless of an uneventful first half that noticed Senegal disciplined of their efficiency, it shortly unravelled over the latter phases of the second interval.

Cody Gakpo opened the scoring for the Netherlands within the 84th minute to present his nation the lead over the present AFCON champions, which was adopted up by a late strike from former Everton man Davy Klaassen within the ninth minute of additional time to nicely and really bury the hopes of Senegal choosing up essential factors of their opening recreation.

Sadly, Gueye’s contributions to the workforce had been poor with the previous Paris Saint-Germain star struggling to make his presence recognized within the centre of the pitch. General, he put in a reasonably lacklustre efficiency that left him with the bottom SofaScore ranking (6.1) in all the Senegal workforce.

The £80k-per-week ace misplaced possession of the ball each 4.3 touches, made 0 tackles and interceptions, in addition to dropping 87% of his duels and failing in 100% of his tried crosses in a show that Gueye can be hoping Frank Lampard didn’t watch.

Everton have been struggling within the Premier League with a horrendous run of type that has left them now one level shy of the relegation zone, so the efficiency from the Senegalese midfielder within the World Cup received’t fill the Toffees boss with confidence as he plans for improved efficiency when prime flight soccer returns after Christmas.

With that being mentioned, there’s nonetheless time for Gueye to make a constructive influence on his nationwide workforce as Senegal face Qatar on Friday and the midfielder can be hoping he can restore any harm carried out by dropping to the Netherlands within the upcoming fixture.


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