Watford suffered a setback in their quest for automatic promotion on Saturday afternoon, as they were beaten 1-0 by local rivals Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.
James Collins’ penalty 12 minutes from time, after Watford ‘keeper Daniel Bachmann had brought down Elijah Adebayo in the area, was enough to secure all three points for the hosts.
With Swansea and Brentford, the two sides immediately behind Watford in the Championship table, only drawing, the Hornets remain in control of the second automatic promotion place, although they did miss a big opportunity to move a step closer to an immediate return to the Premier League here.
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Perhaps not surprisingly therefore, with this also being a derby defeat, plenty of Watford fans were far from happy as they took to Twitter to give their thoughts on the game, and one man who came in for a considerable amount of criticism, was Achraf Lazaar.
Having been drafted into the starting XI late on following after Adam Masina went down with illness, it was Lazaar’s backpass that put Bachmann in trouble for the penalty, and many Watford fans were clearly unimpressed with what they saw from the Moroccan, in just his fourth appearance for the club since joining as a free agent in February.
Here, we take a look at what some of those Hornets supporters had to say about the 29-year-old’s latest performance.
Lazaar should never play for Watford again #watfordfc
— Malek🐝 (@MalekWFC_) April 17, 2021
I never want to see Achraf Lazaar in a Watford shirt again #watfordfc
— James Braxton (@braxton_uk) April 17, 2021
Terminate Lazaar’s contract right now #watfordfc
— Paul fleming (@Paulfleming__) April 17, 2021
Lazaar best get out his wallet and refund every single fan that bought that game. Disgraceful #watfordfc
— ً (@martindalej16) April 17, 2021
Is Lazaar a competition winner??
— Nerothegoldenboy (@BenNeary1) April 17, 2021
Not to exaggerate but lazaar is quite possibly the worst player to have ever played football in its history. #watfordfc
— Fid (@chrisfid93) April 17, 2021
Honestly if I ever see Lazaar play for us again I’m not watching. I’ve never seen someone so far out of his depth. Genuine conference quality #watfordfc
— Scott (@scottyb_wfc) April 17, 2021
Lazaar isn’t a professional football player. I’m sure of it. #watfordfc
— Aidan 🐝 (@aidyhogwfc) April 17, 2021