We didn’t think Emil Krafth had a very good game on Saturday against Liverpool. However, he was up against Sadio Mane and Andrew Robertson. He was far from awful, and just struggled defensively against two world-class players. Any right-back would find it hard to go up against the likes of those two.
It was good to see some fans back the 25-year-old on Twitter after the game. It was just his fourth appearance in the Premier League, and he was facing the European Champions at Anfield. It was a tough proposition for any player.
There were some negative rumblings about Krafth after his Norwich debut in which he struggled a bit. However, Emil makes it a habit not to take notice of reports after games. This is what he told the Chronicle about the week after the Norwich defeat:
“Actually I did not read much about the game. I don’t like to read newspapers after the games.
“But I know people were disappointed in our performance [at Norwich] and I can understand that because we didn’t play good.”
Here are some fans that backed the 25-year-old after the Liverpool match.
Mad how Emil Krafth’s been completely written off already. No wonder we struggle to sign players! ?
— Sam (@Sam_Clarke20) September 16, 2019
#nufc alot of fans being so harsh on krafth.. its his 4th PL app. Hel learn and get better in PL not saying hes going to be world class but i believe hel be a very solid rb.. a dummett type player. Nowt special.
— Dean Dodds (@doddsy1991) September 15, 2019
I see our fans are already onto krafth for a poor game against mane, ?? idiots #nufc
— Matty (@MattyRowan98) September 15, 2019
— Carl Seggie (@6SECONDSREF) September 15, 2019
Genuinely feel Krafth will come good. Had we got him in early in window…..he's now playing catch-up. Fingers crossed. #nufc
— Steve Parker (@toon_crier) September 14, 2019
3-1 defeat against Euro champs. Better performance than I was expecting tbh. Obviously alot of our fans were expecting us to batter them the way they’re going on! ? Atsu MOTM for me. New player for fans to hate in Krafth despite not doing anything particularly bad #NEWLIV #NUFC
— Jonny Weetman (@JonnyJMW90) September 14, 2019