Sheffield Wednesday endured a bad night last Friday as Middlesbrough took a 2-1 victory in our latest Championship tie.
With a few players clearly being below-par in the match, Tom Lees’ defensive errors stand out given the role he played in both goals, but some fans on social media were happy to share the blame around when it came to why we couldn’t at least muster the efforts to take a point on the day.
Another Adam Reach wondergoal set the pulses racing again but as he took his moment to shine, plenty of fans pointed out what a flop Lucas Joao had been after his own recently improved performances. The Portuguese forward got the start from head coach Jos Luhukay following his brace against Bristol City ahead of the October international break.
Sadly for us, the 25-year-old didn’t live up to his billing and for some Owls it wasn’t a surprise when it comes to the rough and tumble of the Championship, and they questioned whether he had a role to play and we could keep carrying him when he turns anonymous.
How frustrating is Joao? An obvious great talent but just doesn't have the work rate. He kind of pretends to track players and close them down with no real conviction. Maybe time to sell #swfc
— Adam Thompson (@adam7485) October 20, 2018
He needs to do the simple things needs to try and pass when he is in trouble & not go to ground so easy
— Neil blockley (@blockley_neil) October 20, 2018
Couldn’t even get the basics right tonight. Passing was horrendous. Continually gave the ball away. Second best in every challenge. Defence looked all over the place. Midfield completely absent. Joao was a waste of a shirt. One shot on target. Complete shambles. #swfc #wawaw
— Matthew Theobald (@DirtyLyle) October 19, 2018
Thats the issue with Joao, for every good game there is 3 or 4 where he is terrible, like tonight #swfc
— Jim (@_jamerzh1867_) October 19, 2018
????????????Joao get back on bench lad #Swfc
— Aaron Swallow (@aaronswallow26) October 19, 2018
Keep Joao as an impact sub….????#swfc
— Andy Sills (@leSills) October 19, 2018