No he wasn't. Dreadful is Niasse vs West Ham. This wasn't that. I'm not pretending he was a revelation but let's be reasonable about it.No he was dreadful.
As you say, there are reasons for it, but he was awful. His passing was shocking, he got caught on the ball, and he missed a couple of tackles. If he’s playing that in 12 months we’ll all be saying he was a waste of money, so he was bad. It’s fine though, it was too soon for him. I’m sure he’ll improve.