Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Ferdinand criticizes Wilfried Ndidi for Chelsea’s goal

A Nigerian International is said to have been at fault for the goal Chelsea scored to eliminate Leicester City from the Emirates FA Cup.

Former Manchester United  Defender Rio Ferdinand has criticized Wilfried Ndidi for his poor defending in the build up to Ross Barkley goal.

The Englishman clearly felt the Nigerian should have done more better speaking to BTSport: "The gap between the centre-backs start to develop. When that happens, when that big gap comes, the big job is for Ndidi, who has had great reviews for how he’s played over the years, and rightly so," 

"Once you see the gap between the centre-backs when the ball’s wide, his job is to drop in, drop in here and be that guard in there. If you keep your eye on Ndidi here and look how many times he looks over his shoulder to see where Barkley is.

"One look, two looks - when he looks there - he has to drop in there and cover the run from Barkley. He knows he can get in behind Ndidi because he’s not looking.

"Jonny Evans, one of my old team-mates, sees this but he’s marking his man - Tammy Abraham - once he sees it he’ll come over to try and cover. But once this happens at this level, it’s too quick, the quality is too good, it’s a great cross and the timing eliminates defenders out of it.

"Barkley sees the space, darts into it, great ball, great finish. Bad defending from Ndidi and the midfield."

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