Many Everton fans have not held back in voicing their dismay as they laid the blame at Yerry Mina’s feet for the concession of two goals against Scott Parker’s Fulham on Sunday, despite the Toffees winning 3-2.
Fulham briefly drew level following Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal inside the first minute at Craven Cottage. Bobby Decordova-Reid was allowed to drift along the right flank and elude every opponent before powering a shot into the net – with Mina offering plenty of room for him to do so.
Compounding his own issues, Mina’s poor positioning then enabled Fulham to creep back on a two-goal lead and reduce the Cottagers’ deficit. Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s goal, moments after a missed penalty, owed plenty to a fateful deflection off of Mina.
Consequently, many Evertonians were quick to point the finger at the Colombian for his defending.
In what should cause further worry for the 26-year-old, Everton are well-stocked with central defensive depth – Ancelotti has the likes of Michael Keane, Mason Holgate, Ben Godfrey and Jarrad Branthwaite as options in that role.
These football fans took to Twitter to take a pop at Mina for his “woeful” performance in west London:
Twitter: @MrAncelotti @Everton @premierleague Yerry Mina is not smart enough of a footballer to be that slow! Gylfi looks de… https://t.co/xpxin7PpTA (@toffeesontop)
Twitter: @cjohno1001 Think yerry mina is a massive problem hes woeful (@carlooleole)
Twitter: @kevinjcomedy We’re so poor at the back mate! I’ve seen milk turn quicker than Yerry Mina so I’m not looking forwar… https://t.co/t0wjCHAbh3 (@blue6oy)
Twitter: RT @EvertonNewsFeed: 16 | I think long term, Yerry Mina isn’t the answer to our defensive issues. Once Holgate is at 100% he slots back in… (@MahomieSmith)
Twitter: @ALANMYERSMEDIA Yerry Mina is awful al. Goes to ground for every challenge. Just not good enough. Very poor second half. (@debbiewright197)
Twitter: Watching back highlights of the game. Yerry Mina is just not getting any better is he? That’s probably the biggest… https://t.co/QniGApE4Ru (@daviddownie17)
Twitter: To think I was buzzing when we signed Yerry Mina ’. He has a mistake a game in him easily not good enough for a CB… https://t.co/5sPRkZnbjX (@PapaSmurf1878)