A lot of Newcastle United fans have been criticising Toon right-back Emil Krafth, who started the North East club’s most recent Premier League game versus West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Krafth had made just two other Premier League appearances for the Toon this term prior to today’s clash, which saw the Sweden international make his first top-flight appearance for the North East club since their 4-1 loss to Manchester United on 17th October.
In their live blog following this match, ChronicleLive criticised the Toon’s defending at points in this game and it would seem as though Krafth, in particular, stood out as one of the North East club’s weak links in that area, judging by these Newcastle supporters’ tweets.
So, what did these Newcastle United fans have to say about Emil Krafth’s performance in this game?
I know we’re 1-0 up v WBA, but, Emile Krafth is NOT a Premier Lge quality RB. I take it as read whoever “signed” Joelinton for £40m? is equally as guilty for signing Krafth.
— Mark500 (@MarkLawson500) December 12, 2020
For someone named Kraft, you’d think he’d be better.
— ????????? ??? ???? (@LostBoyNUFC180) December 12, 2020
Many Toon fans slated the £3.6m-rated man’s quality, with one particular Newcastle supporter stating that the 26-year-old’s defending was ‘shocking’ versus the Baggies and another Toon supporter going so far as to say that Krafth is ‘one of the worst players’ they’ve seen in the Toon’s colours.
Krafth and Lewis shocking defending !! #nufc
— John Dixon (@DickoNortheast) December 12, 2020
Both full backs were useless for the goal. Krafth is the worst player I’ve seen play for Newcastle.
— Simon Wilson (@scurrilusrumour) December 12, 2020
How bad is Krafth. Absolutely dreadful in all aspects of the game
— Raj Bithal (@Biffarinho) December 12, 2020
Every time I see Krafth touch the ball a part of me dies inside
— Sam Smart (@SamSmartNE) December 12, 2020
Murphy been on the pitch 2 minutes and put a better ball in than Krafth has managed all game. Krafth should never get a game again. Awful player
— Sam (@SamLennon21) December 12, 2020
— Matthew Cobb (@MattCobb88) December 12, 2020
Was Krafth Newcastle's worst player versus West Brom?
Krafth couldn’t cross a ball if his life depended on it. #nufc
— Toon Army Cleveland (@ToonArmyTheLand) December 12, 2020
Shelvey and Krafth need hooked. Awful footballers
— Jimmy (@Jimmy_McFoz) December 12, 2020
So, it’s clear from these Newcastle fans’ tweets that Krafth’s performance in Saturday’s game has not earned him much popularity amongst the Toon faithful.