Issa Diop put in another shaky performance for West Ham against Burnley last night. And some Hammers fans took to Twitter to discuss what on earth has happened to the French centre-back.
The 23-year-old joined the east London outfit from Toulouse in the summer of 2018 for around £25 million (The Express).
The 6ft 4in centre-back initially impressed with the Hammers. But he has clearly regressed this season.
David Moyes has a lot of work to do if he is to coach the Frenchman into a better defender. The Scot specialises in his defensive work apparently. So he should be more than capable of improving the West Ham ace.
Diop is regularly clumsy. His positional awareness is severely lacking and he is often found wanting when in possession of the football.
The former Toulouse man is clearly still very wet behind the ears. But he does have so much potential. And that is what frustrates the West Ham fans so much. They know what he is capable of.
The 23-year-old is a giant of a man, and is very athletic. He has the ability to dominate attackers both aerially and on the ground. But he just hasn’t done that very often this season.
And some West Ham fans took to Twitter to discuss Diop’s poor recent form…
Don’t know where to start tonight ….. Chris Wood beating Issa Diop for pace was one low point
— Ian Larmer (@Mister_Llama) July 8, 2020
If anyone finds the real Issa Diop, let me know.
— Dan Springate (@DCSpringate) July 8, 2020
What on earth has happened to Issa Diop? Loved him when we signed him now he just looks completely lost. Hope he gets it back because he has everything in his locker on his day
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) July 9, 2020
Only Issa Diop can make chris wood look quick and skillful
— Parris Newland (@parrisnewland) July 8, 2020
Issa Diop has turned into kouyate on the ball. What has happened to him zero ability on the ball just panics
— Andy Lapthorne (@lapstar11) July 8, 2020
Diop deserves more criticism btw. He is absolutely useless. Terrible on the ball, clumsy in the tackle, bad positioning. We need a whole new back line
— West Ham Family (@westhamfam) July 8, 2020
All too arrogant tonight, only Burnley and 3 points in the bag. Typical West ham, when they need to turn up they don’t. Just not good enough and the players are so poor, especially fullbacks. Diop a mistake waiting to happen and unfortunately Antonio has had his 2 good games.
— tdCOYI⚒️ (@td67coyi) July 8, 2020
Diop hasn’t been bad today so far tbf. Cresswell is bad every game.
— Michael Jeffries (@MJ_Jeffries) July 8, 2020
Diop was a beast when he joined us now he seems like a liability. Needs to believe in himself more
— Ben J ⚒️ (@benjury75) July 8, 2020
Diop is bambi on ice too much https://t.co/WFdWGmtuSS
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) July 8, 2020
that cross should never reach that position. Look at whwere diop is ball watching
— Rick B (@WestHamFan69) July 8, 2020