Milinkovic and Ibanez, a nightmare Arab debut for the two great exes

Milinkovic and Ibanez, a nightmare Arab debut for the two great exes

Whether it’s the desert air, a poorly trained championship or a nervous tension suffocated by petrodollars, only time will tell. But the first few weeks in Saudi Arabia for Roger Ibanez and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic don’t seem to be the golden paradise imagined this summer. Indeed, for the two former protagonists of Rome and Lazio, the adventure in the Saudi Pro League started as badly as possible. Between errors, expulsions and subdued performances that are dirtying the expectations of them. The Serbian made a big mistake on Friday evening during the match between his Al Hilal and Benzema’s Al-Ittihad. A disengagement in the light and superficial penalty area that practically gave the opponents the goal. Not very important for the result, given that his team managed to win 4-3, thanks to Mitrovic’s hat-trick. But social media, especially from Lazio, have certainly not been kind to the former Sergeant, the traitor who chose Arab dollars for his renewal with Lazio. A sign of sufficiency and evident lack of concentration that goes hand in hand with nervousness. […] Who perhaps is doing even worse is Roger Ibanez, once again the negative protagonist in the resounding defeat (5-1) of his Al-Ahli against Al-Fateh. The Brazilian defender showed off his entire repertoire, between excess of impetuosity, amnesia and increasingly evident tactical difficulties. Only in the last match did the Brazilian commit a penalty foul (converted into a goal) and give his opponents a counterattack, completely forgetting both the ball and the marking on the man. Derby scenes, which Roma fans remember well and to which Gedda fans are also getting used to, often winning in the league (4 wins and 1 defeat) but perpetually apprehensive when Ibanez has the ball. And despite the difficulties faced by Roma’s defense at the start of the season, few miss the Brazilian, despite the fact that the defender’s speed has not been replaced in Mourinho’s squad. Even on the yellow and red side, social networks are merciless compared to the mistakes in Arabia with the hope that the new signing Ndicka will be able to earn his starting position as soon as possible. (The Republic)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Popular

On Key

Related Posts