ENGLAND – Former Chelsea captain, John Terry, has criticized Antonio Rudiger’s positioning for Manchester United’s first goal, as they lost 2-0 on Monday night.
Terry, speaking on DAZN, also lashed out at Andreas Christensen for not staying on the pitch.
The Blues conceded just before the break, after Anthony Martial headed in Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s cross.
Christensen was blamed for his role in the goal, having come back onto the pitch just seconds earlier, after receiving treatment for a bloody nose and not catching up to the pace of the game quickly
But while Christensen was out-jumped, Terry drew attention to Rudiger and felt he could have easily prevented the goal had he been positioned more intelligently to block Martial’s run.
“Got to think disappointed. Two in the box against six is disappointing to start with.
“But I think if you look at Rudiger in the build-up to that, the ball goes wide and he kind of gets sucked out into an area where he’s not really going to affect it. He can pass him on.
“If you could have Rudiger just outside the six-yard box, just to stop that run across, Martial then can’t make that run across and that just allows that second centre-half to go touch-tight and be more aggressive with him.”