Phillip Cocu succumbed to his first defeat in charge of Derby County on Tuesday night, with Bristol City picking up a 2-1 victory at Pride Park.
The Rams were made to pay for a host of sloppy passes in midfield and errors in defence, with Andreas Weimann being given all the space in the world to convert from six yards out after 16 minutes.
The Robins then doubled their lead with Weimann playing another key part in the goal upon his return to Pride Park – the Austrian dummied a low Jack Hunt cross which found captain Josh Brownhill on the edge of area, who finished emphatically.
After a lacklustre first half, Cocu began to ring the changes by bringing on Jack Marriott and Florian Jozefzoon for Mason Bennett and Scott Malone respectively.
Marriott made an instant impact, pulling a goal back in some style from the edge of the area, but it was Jozefzoon who failed to affect the game.
The Dutchman found himself in acres of space on the right flank on more than one occasion, but frustrations began to grow as two of his crosses sailed out for a goal-kick.
The end product was certainly lacking from the winger, and here, we take a look at what Derby fans made of his performance on Tuesday night…
We can't solely rely on him when he's still injured/not match fit. Others have got to take responsibility. Dowell, Lawrence, Jozefzoon and Bennett were all not good enough yesterday.
— I should Cocu (@Tweddds) August 21, 2019
People scapegoating Jozefzoon today but he wasn’t anywhere near the problem today! Malone and Roos’s mistakes coupled with slow and lethargic midfield through Huddz and Dowell made it a mountain! Not replacing Mount til January could be season defining #dcfc
— Mike Lawson (@mike4derby) August 20, 2019
When Florian Jozefzoon has had more play time then you this season pic.twitter.com/oP7sCtALt7
— •Kyle• (@KyleDCFC7) August 20, 2019
Curious on fans thoughts of Jozefzoon? I honestly haven’t seen enough in his performances to warrant him to be what seems to be first choice winger but surely other than their previous connections Cocu and his staff see something I don’t? #dcfc
— Ellie_🐑 (@Elliesteeples_) August 20, 2019
Besides Marriot not starting my biggest problem is Jozefzoon. I understand there might be talent there but the guy literally has no confidence. You can't be a winger and be scared to take a man on. You can't pass sideways 2ft to your CB and expect him to cross the ball… #DCFC
— Jordan Marshall (@Jordan_SnW) August 20, 2019
If Marriott didn’t do enough tonight to start on Saturday, he never will! Jozefzoon’s inability to take on a man or put a cross in worries me. And Scott Malone is quickly joining the Paul Boertien #dcfc graveyard of leftbacks! #dcfcfans
— Nick van der Birch (@BirchyN85) August 20, 2019
@BBCDerbySport the quality in the team this year is nowhere near as good at last year. Such a massive step back. Jozefzoon alone is testament to that….how is that guy still getting in the team?!?!?
— Laura Hargrave (@DcfcLaura) August 20, 2019
Only thing I would say is I’m unconvinced by Jozefzoon. Whether it’s a lack of confidence or not I don’t know. Personally from what I’ve seen (Girona and Scunthorpe), I’d be tempted to stick Morgan Whittaker in for half a dozen games and see what happens. #dcfc #dcfcfans https://t.co/1sS6dKWYyd
— Matt Collings (@matt2349) August 20, 2019
Lampard got it wrong seeking Weismann and buying Jozefzoon. #dcfc
— Ashley Chapman (@AshChapman94) August 20, 2019
What is Jozefzoon? Dowell and huddlestone were terrible. Not a great start at home! #dcfc
— Raich Cooner (@Raich89) August 20, 2019
.@BBCDerbySport very poor performance. Lawrence terrible, Jozefzoon pathetic & worst Malone performance. Lost the ball too easily, too many times. Marriott needs to start, but with Waghorn! Ref doesn't understand rules but we were creators of our own downfall #dcfc
— Tom Cranham (@tom_cranham) August 20, 2019