Following Man City’s 0-0 draw with FC Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday night, plenty of Sky Blues took to social media and criticised makeshift left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko for his ‘woeful‘ display after a number of his crosses failed to get past the first man.
Zinchenko, who impressed in the past for manager Pep Guardiola in the left-back role, is naturally an attacking midfielder – but a plethora of defensive injuries during City’s most successful period under the Spaniard resulted in him being tested as a full-back.
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Indeed, particularly during the 2018/2019 campaign, Zinchenko often put in solid showings as the Sky Blues remained without a fully fit and competent natural left-back.
Find all of their verdicts from Twitter down below.
Man City fans hammer Zinchenko
Navas was better. He was eager bumping forward. Had pace to burn. Zinchenko neither has pace no a decent delivery. Am really sad how bad his deliveries turned out.
— Clement (@Clement_MCFC) December 1, 2020
Zinchenko has to be sold.
— WielkiSzu82 (@WSzu82) December 1, 2020
His crossing has been woeful
— Mark Taylor (@Marktaylor3691) December 1, 2020
Been thinking he has become a reverse Benjamin Button ! He gets worse game after game
— Carl – (@richyrich1971) December 1, 2020
Consistently poor, zinchenko has regressed from average to awful.
— John McAvoy (@johnymac47) December 1, 2020
Very reminiscent of a certain J Navas esq
— CityDave (@CityDave3) December 1, 2020
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