Kalu & Kamano are not defenders - Bravo slams Sousa

Kalu & Kamano are not defenders - Bravo slams Sousa
Samuel Kalu of Nigeria

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Mar 17, 2020. 14:00

FC Girondins de Bordeaux manager Paulo Sousa has been criticized for playing Samuel Kalu and Francois Kamano out of position.

The Portuguese tactician has deployed the two African attackers in defensive positions in some matches this season.

Legendary French midfielder Daniel Bravo has since slammed Sousa when speaking to BEIN Sports according to Girondins4ever.com.

“Shouldn’t we adapt to the players we have … I think that Paulo Sousa’s error was to propose a fairly complicated system, with changes depending on whether we attack or defend, with players who have to slide,” Bravo said.

“The players have to learn this tactical culture which is not easy to set up in matches. And Paulo Sousa has made a lot of defenders of players like Samuel Kalu, François Kamano, who are real attackers.

Kalu, who is a Nigeria international, has made 20 appearances in Ligue 1 this season, while Guinean striker Kamano has featured in 11 games.

“I’m sorry, but when I saw them playing … So, certainly, when they played they made the efforts, they listened to their trainer, but except that it is a mess,” he added.

“Today, at the level of the system, he returned to something classic because he saw that it did not really work, that it was not necessarily very understood by his players.”

Ligue 1 has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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