Some Everton supporters took to social media during our final game of the season to share their thoughts on Cenk Tosun’s efforts against Tottenham Hotspur.
The £18million-rated striker earned a rare recall to the starting eleven for our trip to North London, thanks to Marco Silva’s regular centre-forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin developing an injury in training ahead of the game.
It was just the tenth time, in fact, that Silva opted to start the Turkey international in the Premier League – accounting for 26% of the boss’ possible line-ups.
In return, the 37-cap ace banked his third top-flight goal of the term, to bring his overall Toffees account to nine in 43 games.
Tosun also played three key passes against Tottenham, although neither led to a third Everton goal, much like his other three shots – only one of which Hugo Lloris had to deal with.
The 27-year-old did help to cause problems in either box, though, with a combined five successful aerial duels, but the 2018 arrival from Besiktas did challenge for possession nine times overall.
He also won his only attempted tackle, made one interception and one clearance, but committed three fouls and did not register a single attempted dribble.
Given he scored upon his return but struggled in many aspects, fans remained torn over whether or not Tosun has a part to play in Everton’s future…
We’re awful in front of goal, a new striker is an absolute must or we’ll struggle again. DCL still young an will hopefully get better, Tosun nowhere near good enough to play up front on his own
— Colin Foster (@colin769) May 12, 2019
What a season we have had this year Next season we will see the best of Cenk tosun think he will be up with the top goal scorers next season
— Rhyl Toffee (@rhyltoffee) May 12, 2019
We are playing ok here, just no striker
— Peter Mcpartland (@PED7) May 12, 2019
we’re better off putting Mina up top, Tosun may as well be in Dubai already https://t.co/3cwfYY2m5o
— Fordham Toffees (@efc_fordham) May 12, 2019
Enough chances for sure
— Graeme McVeigh (@GraemeMcV) May 12, 2019
If we had anyone who was clinical up front we’d be winning rn
— Jack Pews (@rjpews) May 12, 2019
the lack if speed from Cenk is painful to see. I trust Brands has his targets, it is the first position we need to improve on
— Tom Andriello (@TAndriello) May 12, 2019
Hopefully remedied this summer ????????
— Godders Godders (@paul17godfrey) May 12, 2019
Christ tosun go back to Turkey asap
— Ged (@Ged_EFC1878) May 12, 2019
Oh & I don’t rate Tosun. Good touch etc but way too slow for the PL.
— Mark McGee (@MMc1878) May 12, 2019
Walcott and Tosun with important contributions today. Turns out Silva knows more about football than Everton Twitter. Who’d have thought it!?
— FrankE (@egletonf) May 12, 2019