Gbamin endured a difficult debut for Everton against Crystal Palace, with the central midfielder thrown in at the deep end.
An injury to Andre Gomes meant that Gbamin was given his first Everton appearance much sooner than Marco Silva would have planned.
The 23-year-old struggled, which was hardly surprising given his lack of time in training with his new club.
But some Everton fans voiced concerns about his display on social media.
Gbamin has now issued a statement saying that he is not entirely fit.
“I am not 100 per cent ready just yet – and I need to be faster - but I've had only one week of training with the team, so I will keep going and work very hard,” he said.
And some Everton fans are embarrassed that their new signing has already felt the need to come out and make the comments.
We embarrass ourselves when we don't support our players. Especially after one bad performance. We have to get behind the lad.— TM (@mmoonnaagghhaan) August 12, 2019
Shame people r doubting him— dylan davies (@dylanjd14) August 12, 2019
Omfg if anyone is having a go at him or writing him off already should be ashamed to call them evertonians, Everton is a family club and all fans and players are part of the family and family sticks together and supports each other, help by encouraging him— Andrew banks (@Andrewb0001878) August 12, 2019
Anyone slaying him after 45 minutes needs a good look at themselves. The lad’s going to be boss, just needs time and support!— Callum (@callumtaitt) August 12, 2019
I felt so sorry for you coming on in such a game. Ok you lost the ball on a couple of occasions but you also showed promise also. I think in 3 or 4 games time you will master the postion. Keep trying and you will be Fantastic.— Stephen Morris (@StemojoMorris) August 12, 2019
The lad shouldn't have to come out with a statement like this, all the Twitter footy experts need to get a grip!— Michael Mahoney (@BlueNoseMikeM) August 12, 2019
Shouldn’t of even needed to explain himself— (@gowens1878) August 12, 2019
The fact he has to state this is embarrassing— Sayantan Bal (@sayantan_01) August 12, 2019
The fact he even has to explain himself after one game is terrible— Josh (@JoshHandford1) August 12, 2019
Gbamin could well be required to start again for Everton at the weekend, as their options in midfield are already short.
Morgan Schneiderlin will be suspended, while Gomes could miss weeks with an ankle injury.
Gbamin could, therefore, get his chance and the youngster will hope to put in an improved display at Saturday at Goodison Park, with another week’s training under his belt.
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