We’ve really gone full circle with Danny Drinkwater, perhaps twice now.
At times we’ve really been furious, like when he injured himself in a nightclub brawl. Are those really the actions of someone who should be battling to recover their career?
Today though we just felt pity. The midfielder was thrown into the deepest deep end possible with a debut against Manchester City for Aston Villa on his latest loan.
It went… pretty badly. Let’s put it that way. They conceded 6, and Drinkwater was directly at fault for more than one.
Twitter was full of reaction, as you’d expect on a lazy Sunday with not much else on. Even Graeme Sounness was out there on Sky saying the midfielder “wasn’t ready for that type of game.”
It’s hard to argue with that.
Here’s a selection of the reaction the latest chapter in the Drinkwater tragedy:
— The Bagsmen (@TheBagsmen) January 12, 2020
Aston Villa: Do you fancy ensuring we are going down?
Danny Drinkwater: https://t.co/MyzsSkEoPn
— Nick (@nickbolts86) January 12, 2020
"He wasn't ready for that kind of game today."
Graeme Souness believes Dean Smith made a mistake by playing Danny Drinkwater against Manchester City. pic.twitter.com/tKhymgpxNh
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 12, 2020
Danny Drinkwater’s first 30 minutes for Aston Villa:
• 3 x dribbled past
• 1 error leading to goal
Not an ideal start. 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/3agzEjn1KU
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) January 12, 2020
De Bruyne’s absolutely done Drinkwater there, because… well obviously. And what a hit Aguero. 175 PL goals, joint top overseas scorer alongside Henry. Only Lampard, Cole, Rooney and Shearer ahead of him now.
— Sam Lee (@SamLee) January 12, 2020
Jonathan Woodgate thinks that Danny Drinkwater is having a bad debut.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) January 12, 2020
Danny Drinkwater's last three Premier League starts have come for three different clubs but all against the same club, Manchester City.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) January 12, 2020
Danny Drinkwater? Danny Drinkfivepintsbeforekickoff, more like.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 12, 2020
Drinkwater's loan will be cancelled at half-time at this rate
— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) January 12, 2020