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Monaco: the worrying Alexander Nübel case

Arrived this summer preceded by a flattering reputation, Alexander Nübel struggles to confirm. Worse, the German disappoints. And the public is targeting him …

Everything should be fine in Monaco. After a draw in the Riviera derby against OGC Nice this weekend (2-2, 6th day), the Principality club followed with success against AS Saint-Étienne (3-1, 7th day ). A victory marked by the return to form of the Yedderland attack (Wissam Ben Yedder and Kevin Volland, both scorers). Yes but now, there is a shadow on the board.

For the reception of the Greens, once again, Alexander Nübel (24) was not really convinced. The German, who arrived this summer on loan from Bayern Munich, was saved three times by his amounts against Wahbi Khazri and Denis Bouanga and conceded a goal on which his responsibility is somewhat engaged. To make matters worse, he was chambered by his own audience on several occasions.

Whistled by his own supporters

Niko Kovac defended him at a press conference. “I don’t understand some supporters. On Bouanga’s goal, Caio (Henrique) hides it. It’s a sharp one and when you can’t see the strike at the start, it’s hard to stop ”, launched the Croatian. Axel Disasi, who got in trouble with his doorman following one of his failed raises during the meeting, is on the same wavelength. These are good signals, it proves that we are competitors.

“We have all heard the criticism from the supporters and I do not understand that they do not support Alex. He is young, we must give him time to acclimatize so that he succeeds ”, said the central defender, relayed by Monaco-Morning. The message got through. It is also up to Alexander Nübel to raise his level of play, for the time being far from what we are entitled to expect from the designated successor of Manuel Neuer on the other side of the Rhine …

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