Many Sky Blues weren’t impressed with the performance of Oleksandr Zinchenko in the 6-3 win on Wednesday night against RB Leipzig in the Champions League at the Etihad.
Pep Guardiola’s side made the perfect start to their Group A campaign to take an early lead in a group that includes favourites Paris Saint-Germain.
And while the attacking efficiency was clear, the same cannot be said for City’s backline which conceded three soft goals.
Christopher Nkunku really managed to exploit pockets of space, particularly down Zinchenko and Nathan Aké’s side.
In Oleks’ defence, such a shaky performance is considered uncharacteristic for him these days.
Got himself into the book early on thanks to striking Dani Olmo in the face. Should have done better to stop Leipzig in the build-up to their goals.
The Ukraine international was handed City’s lowest SofaScore rating on the night with a 6.0, winning only a third of his ground duels, being dribbled past once and losing the ball 10 times.
Some Man City fans took to social media to express their feelings on the 24-year-old’s performance.
Please sell Zinchenko https://t.co/IwF9nftGoI— Jay Williams Hacker (@ChrisTheCsFan) September 15, 2021
zinchenko and ake are liabilities defensively today— BlooMunKy (@BlooMunKy) September 15, 2021
Zinchenko and Ake poor tonight— SC (@Sean_MCFC7) September 15, 2021
Zinchenko has been awful btw— Marco🇮🇹 (@Cancelocityv3) September 15, 2021
Zinchenko has had a shocker today— Ben 🍋💙 #TxikiOut (@benmcfc03) September 15, 2021
Zinchenko has to leave, we need top left-back. He is limited.— konstantynopolitanczykowianeczka (@ManKonsta) September 15, 2021
Sorry, Zinchenko is not good enough and we still need clinical striker and someone who recovers well after losing the ball. 3 transfers or #TXIKIOUT.— madvillain666 (@madvillain666) September 15, 2021