Some Barcelona fans single one player out for blame after costly Betis defeat
Supporters of La Liga heavyweights Barcelona have flooded to social media on Saturday evening, to take aim at a key member of the club’s playing squad.
Juanmi decides it
The Blaugrana, of course, marked their return to action a short time ago.
On the back of a timely upturn in form under the watch of newly-appointed boss Xavi, Barca welcomed Real Betis to the Camp Nou, aware that a victory would have guided them back into the European places in the Spanish top-flight.
Upon the final whistle sounding in Catalunya, however, the hosts were brought firmly back down to earth.
A disappointing all-round display ultimately culminated in Xavi and co. being put to the sword by a solitary goal to nil.
The game’s telling moment was forthcoming ten minutes from time, when a perfectly executed breakaway was rounded out in confident fashion by the in-form Juanmi:
Juanmi scores his 9th goal of the season!🔥
After a well worked goal, Real Betis are 0-1 up at the Camp Nou! pic.twitter.com/b2q6l4V19D
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) December 4, 2021
In turn, on the back of an altogether underwhelming afternoon’s work coming to a close at the Camp Nou, it should come as little surprise to hear of Barcelona’s supporters making their feelings crystal clear across social media.
A number of the club’s stars have been singled out for heavy criticism since the full-time whistle brought an end to proceedings, but one, more so than any other, has been forced to bear the brunt of the backlash.
The player in question? Memhis Depay:
Depay is just so frustrating to watch I don’t care how many goals he has for us.
— 🪄🇳🇱 (@FDJChief) December 4, 2021
Memphis 🆚 Real Betis
0 Successful dribbles
24 Accurate passes
2 Key passes
20 Times lost possession pic.twitter.com/w1uej7dmkl
— A D I L (@Barzaboy) December 4, 2021
Barça really took the Nr. 9 off Martin Brathwaite who actually performed well to give it to a new signing in Memphis who is doing fuck all in that striker role. I feel for Brathwaite because it just shows the lack of respect to some players in that club. pic.twitter.com/q2aYrneXd4
— Maxi (@FCB_Maxi_55) December 4, 2021
Depay is a joke of a player
— Mohammedinho (@Mohammedinho123) December 4, 2021
Depay should never start
— Barca King (@Barca_king8) December 4, 2021
REMIND ME WHY WE SIGNED MEMPHIS AGAIN? 🤧
— jamesfaith szn ひ (@itsjam3sfaith) December 4, 2021
Bro Depay lost more balls today than I lost throughout my entire childhood…
— MerkoMilan (@MerkoMilan05) December 4, 2021
I blame Memphis for this loss
— Roy Kent (@thapakazi80) December 4, 2021
Depay is so bad and his poor first touch cost us so many promising attacks. We have no attacking threat because he is chilling at the edge of the box instead of making runs
— Art of Creation (@ArtofCreatiion) December 4, 2021
Sell depay next summer please @FCBarcelona
— kellz 🇰🇪🇧🇮🇳🇴 (@finesse_SZN) December 4, 2021
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