West Ham United fans are already asking questions of Issa Diop.
Diop only joined West Ham this summer, but his initial performances in friendlies have not impressed the London Stadium crowd too much.
West Ham drew 2-2 with Preston North End today, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side having a lot to work on defensively.
And West Ham fans have criticised Diop’s performance, with many already asking questions of the centre-back.
2-1 in the Arnie- Yarme show. 2 crackers from Arnie. Diop looks a trifle unsteady. #whufc— TransPennineIrons (@transpennineWHU) July 21, 2018
I was only able to watch the highlights for the West Ham - Preston North End preseason match, but the thought of Yarmonlenko and Arnautovic working together this season excites me. Fredericks also looked solid. Issa Diop might want to forget his preseason debut, however. #WHUFC— Logan Krupa (@GoFlamesGo89) July 21, 2018
Defence diop in particular looked poor, still time but not impressive. Rice looked good. Wilshere long way from being fit only last 45 mins after a few challenges so probably injured again. Ogbonna was awful. Arnie was clinical so not all bad— Alex Paterson (@alex_paterson7) July 21, 2018
I know only 2 games in but DIOP is struggling. He was poor last weekend at Wycombe and him and Ogbonna had no understanding with each other. And today he looks poor again. That’s a worry ⚒— Paul McMahon (@Macca11Paul) July 21, 2018
looked solid until they just scored, poor from diop who looks shakey. played golf yesterday up here and done macclesfield so made a weekend of it with bro and the old man— Graham Sturton (@gman89whu) July 21, 2018
Diop, snodgrass, noble all poor today. Then the kids came on and we literally did nothing and looked just like every other pre season. Wilshere was class tho. We have added some pace. Surprised how poor Diop was tbh.— timCOYI (@tim1967td) July 21, 2018
Diop was one of West Ham’s more expensive signings this summer, and is expected to have a key role to play.
The powerful centre-back looks likely to accompany Angelo Ogbonna in the heart of West Ham’s defence.
The Hammers were shaky at the back last term, and will want to tighten things up before the competitive action starts.
Pellegrini’s side begin their Premier League campaign with a match against Liverpool at Anfield.