Italy's Angelo Ogbonna
The centre back was handed his first start of Euro 2016 as Italy took on the Republic of Ireland in their final group game.
Antonio Conte made a number of changes for the game, with first place in the group having already been secured after wins over Belgium and Sweden in the other two fixtures.
Italy head coach Antonio Conte
One of the changes was the introduction of Hammers star Ogbonna, who came in to the team in place of Juventus man Giorgio Chiellini.
He did not enjoy the best of evenings either as Ireland dominated for much of the game and secured an eventual 1-0 victory, courtesy of Robbie Brady’s late header past Salvatore Sirigu.
Italy's Angelo Ogbonna in action with Republic of Ireland's Shane Long
Indeed, Ogbonna was lucky not to concede a penalty in the clash, having managed to get away with dragging down an Ireland man in the box.
Italy fans were not impressed by his display, as they took to Twitter to heavily criticise the defender for his overall performance.
Midfield was the problem today.— Rosso (@drlemmer) June 22, 2016
Ogbonna should be home.
Sirigu isn't GIGI.
Things we knew back in April, thanks.
I saw Sturaro. Zaza. Immobile. Ogbonna. Sirigu. I wanted to cry.— Marc™ (@Tzar_Marc) June 22, 2016
I just wanted a clean sheet. https://t.co/UHPJv2EK2f
Motta, Sturaro and Ogbonna should no longer step on the pitch at Euro 2016. Way to remind you that Jorginho and Romagnoli were left behind.— Farshad Ismail (@ferzard) June 22, 2016
Sturaro , motta, darmian, and ogbonna please pack your bag and leave. Y'all are disgusting.— axel siswoyo (@axelsiswoyo) June 22, 2016
Also, why play useless players like Ogbonna? Immobile, Florenzi, Bernardeschi, Motta all terrible there too, none have impressed so far— Alex Millar (@alexrmillar) June 22, 2016
Never play Sirigu, Ogbonna and Sturaro ever again.— Errfann (@iirfann) June 22, 2016
I pray to God Ogbonna never sees first team football— VinceVetro (@VinceVetro3) June 22, 2016
Ogbonna, Sturaro and Zaza don't deserve to wear the shirt— Charlie Di Placido (@JFCworldwide) June 22, 2016
Ogbonna is an absolute joke, isn't fit to wash Chiellinis boots— Matthew Bailey (@BailzRocks) June 22, 2016
@GameRiotArmy I don't think Ogbonna is a good player at all!! Not just today but in the whole season! Bad appereances all the time :|— GameplayTV (@gameplaytwits) June 22, 2016
Jeepers, Italy's central defender Ogbonna would be world class in the SPFL. What a carthorse he looks tonight.— Graeme Easton (@graemeeaston) June 22, 2016
Italy's Angelo Ogbonna in action with Republic of Ireland's Daryl Murphy