‘He gave the ball away so many times,’ Alan Shearer said of Man City’s ‘outstanding’ £150,000-a-week player against Wolves.
Alan Shearer slammed Manchester City midfielder Mateo Kovacic following his team’s 2-1 loss to Wolves on Saturday.
The prominent analyst shared his thoughts on the £150,000-a-week (Sport Rac) man’s performance on BBC Match of the Day.
Alan Shearer slammed Mateo Kovacic after Manchester City lost their first loss of the season against Wolves.
Alan Shearer criticizes Mateo Kovacic after Manchester City lose to Wolves The 29-year-old was trusted by Pep Guardiola to fill the suspended Rodri’s boots at the Molineux Stadium.
However, after a promising start to life in sky blue, Kovacic delivered his worst performance for the club as a substitute defensive midfielder.
Alan Shearer definitely believes so, citing Mateo Kovacic as a major letdown for Manchester City against Wolves.
“Kovacic was moved to a different position today because Rodri was suspended.” He was the sitting midfielder, and he gave the ball away far too frequently. When playing against Manchester City, you must be near-perfect. Yes, they got some good fortune, but that’s what happened all day.”
Mateo Kovacic was simply terrible.
Alan Shearer is correct, as it is difficult to deny that the Manchester City technician had a nightmare afternoon against Wolves.
In possession, the four-time Champions League winner’s passing was far too vertical, particularly as he tried and failed to find Erling Haaland in behind the hosts’ defense.
Defensively, Kovacic’s sloppy passing, like that of many of his colleagues, led to mistakes, for which he lacks the quickness to cover as much ground as Rodri does to stop opponents on the break.
The former Chelsea midfielder was terrible all-around.
To be honest, it would be unfair to be too harsh on Kovacic because he was playing out of position against the Wolves.