DEFENCE WAS WEAK
The defender of Manchester City, Kolo Toure, has said that the weak defense of City is the main reason for the team’s defeat in the match against Aston Vila.
Manchester City was defeated by Villa by a profound margin of 4-2 in a match played at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday
The performance of Manchester City in the last three matches hasn’t been up to the mark. The City team hasn’t managed to win even one match out of its previous three matches. The team has lost two, while, the third one ended in a draw.
Eight goals have been scored against City in the last three matches. The defenders of City have been struggling since the start of the season. City has played eight matches in the ongoing season so far and the team has won three out of them. But, out of those three wins, only one win was convincing. The rest two were pretty close victories. The City team has conceded 16 goals since the start of the season. All these stats point towards the fact that the City defenders haven’t been up to the task so far in the season.
Toure himself is a senior defender of the City team, but, he also hasn’t been able to play up to his potential till now. When asked about City’s performance against Aston Villa, Toure said, “It was one of those days when everything went wrong for us. We are capable of performing much better than that. The defenders again made mistakes which is really a big concern for us. We are the defending champions, but, we haven’t played like champions in the last three games.”
When asked about so many changes made in the first XI for the match against Aston Villa, Toure said, “It was the decision of the manager. He felt that some of the reserves should be given a go against Villa and he did that.”
Manchester City will play its next match against Fulham on Saturday at the Craven Cottage.