The coach of Spanish second division side Reus has been roundly criticised by fans of the team for shutting out Nigerian striker Chrisantus Macauley.
Chrisantus joined the team shortly after they gained promotion to the second division, but after a strong showing in pre season he didn’t get the chance to prove his mettle in the league .
The 26 year old who is known for his efficiency in the box has made only 7 appearances this season for Reus Deportiu who missed out on a play off spot following a dismal run after the turn of the year.
Fans of the team air their displeasure on their fans forum, as many questioned the decision of coach Natxo Gonzales regarding the forward whose previous spell in the Spain with Las Palmas still remains his most prolific till date.
” Unfortunately we don’t have a coach who believes in class. The benching of Chrisantus backfired, you can’t bench a player of his pedigree. He was brought in for goals but was never given a chance”, a fan wrote.
Another fan questioned why a player who is globally recognised for his goal scoring antics failed to get into a team that struggled for goals during the course of the season.
” I watched him in pre season. Honestly he was very decent, with his back to goal he was simply unplayable. He scored a blinder but the coach has failed to use him in league games despite out struggles for goals”.