Football fans across social media have singled out Real Madrid pair Thibaut Courtois and Luka Jovic for blame following their respective performances in Saturday's shock defeat against Real Mallorca. Los Blancos finished the encounter at the Iberostar Estadi on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline.
Ahead of the encounter, Zinedine Zidane's side was demoted to second place by Barcelona who secured a 3-0 victory away to Eibar earlier in the day. Injuries to Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, and Eden Hazard meant that the French manager would have to resort to a makeshift lineup in a bid to defeat Mallorca in order to regain the top spot.
This resulted in the inclusion of summer signing Luka Jovic who is yet to register his first competitive goal for the Merengues since joining from Frankfurt. Despite failing to hit a consistent run of form for the Whites, Thibaut Courtois retained his position in-between the sticks.
However, the two stars failed to live out to expectation, with Jovic being severely isolated upfront for the most part of the clash while Courtois failed to stop Lago Junior's seventh-minute strike. The former was unable to register a single shot and a single touch in the opposite box in his duration on the field whereas the latter conceded his ninth goal from the last 14 shots he has faced.
Here are a few fan reactions:
Luka Jović was a disastrous signing. Has the potential to be the biggest flop in history. Real Madrid fans thought he was a killa just because he was born in Yugoslavia. He studied abroad at a private school.— Jimmy (@FCBJimmy_) October 19, 2019
To even think some Barcelona fans actually Wanted Jovic over Griezmann ....— Rock™ (@staconzy16) October 19, 2019
Jovic is so lost it's frustrating— OMAR. (@Omaaar96) October 19, 2019
Ronaldo: 6 goals this season for Juventus— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) October 19, 2019
Courtois: 12 goals this season for Real Madrid.
Courtois is twice the player Ronaldo is.
Courtois drinking goals like his life depends on it pic.twitter.com/H0pwwRwbTC— Dennis (@deniedamaniac) October 19, 2019
Worst Signing of The Season:— Edmund (@EdmundOris) October 19, 2019
Jovic to Real Madrid.
Thibaut Courtois at Real Madrid:— GIBET | Gillionaire (@mygibet) October 19, 2019
84 goals in 60 games
Courtois has made only 11 saves this season and he has conceded 12 goals already. Madrid no play Barca yet— armah ひ (@awww_ghostTears) October 19, 2019
He's as useless in the post just as the letter 'P' is useless in "Psychology"