‘I couldn’t even foul, I only made mistakes’… Tottenham loan Napoli MF focus on criticism over Champions League elimination

 Criticism of Ndombele continued as Napoli failed to advance to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

Napoli drew 1-1 in the second leg of the quarterfinals 메이저놀이터,of the UEFA Champions League in the 2022-23 season against AC Milan held at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, Italy on the morning of the 19th (Korean time). Napoli, who lost 0-1 in the first leg of the quarterfinals away, were eliminated from the quarterfinals of the Champions League with a draw on the day, recording a combined record of 1-2.

In the home game against AC Milan in the second leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Napoli was forced to take a power gap. Kim Min-jae was warned in the first leg of the last quarterfinals and missed the match due to accumulated warnings. The main midfielder Anguisa was sent off in the first leg of the last quarterfinals and was absent. Napoli played against AC Milan in the absence of defenders and midfielders.

In Napoli, Jejus took the place of Kim Min-jae, and Ndombele took the place of Angusa. Ndombele started as a midfielder and formed the midfield, but was replaced by Elmas in the 18th minute of the second half and played for about 60 minutes.

In AC Milan’s confrontation with Napoli, Giroud scored the opening goal in the 43rd minute of the first half. Giroud shook Napoli’s net by finishing a pass from teammate Leão, who penetrated the left side of the penalty area, with a left-footed shot in front of the goal.

Italian media criticized Ndombele’s performance for Napoli’s conceding goal. Italian media Tutonapoli said, ‘I tried to play myself, but I couldn’t even foul the very fast Leão. He was confused after conceding and made a lot of mistakes,’ and gave it a rating of 5. Ndombele had the lowest rating on the team.

Ndombele is a midfielder signed by Tottenham in 2019 with the highest transfer fee ever for the club. Since then, Ndombele has performed below expectations in Tottenham, and last season, he played an active role in Lyon (France) on loan. Ndombele has been on loan at Napoli this season, but has been pointed out for his sluggish performance in the Champions League.

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