A terrible recruit to Nagatomo Marseille, just use the French press.
Yuto Nagatomo (34, Olympique de Marseille), once considered the best fullback in Asia, is falling endlessly in the French league.
Nagatomo wore a Marseille uniform as a free agent ahead of this season, but it is already going downhill well past its heyday. In the final group stage match of the UEFA Champions League against Manchester City on the 10th, he played as a left defender, but he failed to use his strength and was wide open. The team was completely defeated 0–3. He also started in the 14th round of the league against AS Monaco on the 13th and played full time. The team won 2–1, but the French media are still keeping their edge on Nagatomo.
“I’m disappointed after Nagatomo arrived in Marseille. “Marseille had a miserable loss in the Champions League, but it was enough to boost fans’ morale by beating Monaco. However, we need to rely on players who joined us in the summer to continue the flow.
The media carried comments from journalist Azir Said Mohammed Sheikh. Sheikh appeared on the podcast and poured out intense criticism toward Marseille. The target was Nagatomo. “Nagatomo is an extremely ordinary left defender. You can’t be a competitor for Jordan Amabi. The terrible recruitment represents Marseille’s situation, he said. “We should take this mistake as a lesson and hire players from lower teams more actively than from outside.”