| Last updated
Oh dear, Renato Sanches.
Around this time last year, the 20-year-old Portuguese midfielder had just won the prestigious Golden Boy award, hot on the heels of a Euro 2016 triumph with Portugal and a €35 million move from Benfica to Bayern Munich.
Tonight, Sanches, now on loan at Swansea City after a miserable first season in Bavaria, was hauled off at half-time after one of the worst first half performances of the 2017/18 campaign.
The Bayern youngster's night was summed up by one pass which he thought was heading for a teammate in a red shirt but was in fact straight to a Carabao logo on a pitchside advertising hoarding.
"Here we go, lads, one pass to feet coming right up..."
"Look at that. Straight to feet, no messing."
"For fuck sake, Renato..." Images: Premier League
Sanches was promptly hauled off by manager Paul Clement and has come in for a torrent of abuse for his display.
Renato Sanches has just served up one of the worst individual performances I have seen this season. If Paul Clement's body language is any clue, he feels the same way.- Adam Bate (@ghostgoal) November 29, 2017
It was like a despairing foster parent.- Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) November 29, 2017
Renato Sanches is so poor. Clearly is the next big flop in football. There is no way back for him.- Lav (@ConteTactics) November 29, 2017
Renato Sanches passing to an advertising hoarding must be one of the saddest sights I've seen on a football pitch.- John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) November 29, 2017
What on earth has happened to him?
The only possible explanation for this pass is that Renato Sanches suffered a mid-game existential crisis and decided that retaining possession of the ball is ultimately a futile act as we stare into a nihilistic abyss of nothingness. pic.twitter.com/lTFN3wHrs3- Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) November 29, 2017
Having been one of the most sought after midfielders in the world a year ago, it's a sad sight to see such a promising player struggle so much. Let's hope he can turn things around before long.
Featured Image Credit: Premier League
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read