Several Everton fans have defended Jonjoe Kenny, following a tweet from the defender’s loan club Schalke.
The 22-year-old, who is currently on a season-long loan in Germany with David Wagner’s side, was shown in a video tracking back after a counter attack had broken down, before blocking a shot in the box that was subsequently cleared.
The England Under-21s international has impressed in Gelsenkirchen since signing for Schalke in August, being named as a fan favourite by Wagner earlier in the season.
Mail Online reported in January that Schalke are preparing a permanent offer for the right-back in the summer, as they seek to keep him at the Veltins-Arena beyond the end of the season.
One such fan who falls into the latter category took the opportunity to criticise Kenny’s positional play from Schalke’s tweeted video, however a number of other Everton fans defended the full-back
Twitter: @TheGwladysSt Ends up tracking his runner and puts a block on. More positives then negatives but I guess he’s a yo… https://t.co/iEs2IhLO2h (@shawyefc79)
Twitter: @TheGwladysSt I’ve watched him all season he’s been terrific, I wouldn’t come back if I was him for reasons above..… https://t.co/TQ7R5rzbeF (@LeeGray3)
Twitter: @TheGwladysSt They literally just lost the ball. He’s not going to be holding the CB’s hand for 90 minutes (@Manners16)
Twitter: @TheGwladysSt He’s not out of position. They’ve been caught on the counter so he’s in an offensive position & has to track back to cover. (@you_everton)
Twitter: @TheGwladysSt It’s the system they play the full backs are expected to push on and give width with the diamond. If… https://t.co/x1278vzt7U (@JoeBazooooka)
Twitter: @TheGwladysSt Amazing block and positional awareness maybe? (@callumlaps)
Twitter: @TheGwladysSt I think hes read the game really well there (@Chang_EFC)
Twitter: @TheGwladysSt Not at all. They got countered and he read the play and got back inside where the danger was as the C… https://t.co/FcvwxnDoGC (@evertonbarks)
Twitter: @TheGwladysSt Recovers well. (@Everton1878Ste)