It finally happened! De Ligt unhappy with sub role after being outplayed by Kim Min-jae and Upamecano

16 September 2023 0 By

De Ligt has expressed his frustration at being pushed aside by Kim Min-jae this season.

“After the Bundesliga match against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Bayern star Mathias De Ligt voiced his dissatisfaction with his current role as a candidate under Thomas Tuchel,” German outlet Sky Sports Germany reported on Saturday.

“What can I say about that? I haven’t played that much in the last four games. That’s terrible and of course it’s not good. Of course I always want to play,” Der Licht said.

Coming from Ajax, De Ligt has a very good build-up game. He plays long and short passes, but also drives the ball upfield himself if there is space. He is also good at contesting and man-marking as he has good defensive intelligence and good physicality.

He started his professional career at Ajax, where he was at the center of an Ajax surge in the 2018/19 season alongside De Jong, Vanderbeek, Tadic, and Zijjic, reaching the Champions League quarterfinals where they met Tottenham, only to be eliminated by a theatrical goal.

His best performances earned him a move to Juventus, where he anchored the defense for three seasons, showing why he was a highly touted prospect.온라인바카라

His move to Bayern Munich last season was considered one of the Bianconeri’s best signings last season and he put in solid defensive performances in almost every game, especially as the Upamecano made more mistakes in big games.

This season, however, has been different. As German outlet Bild reported on Aug. 8 (KST), “Coach Thomas Tuchel is relying on a combination of Kim and Upamecano, and Tuchel is particularly fond of the newcomer. Because of this, De Ligt is not getting enough playing time.

Minjae Kim, Upamecano, and De Lichte have to compete for two spots. Tuchel said: “Both De Ligt and Muller are ready to play 90 minutes and are getting closer. They are training every week and getting fitter. But some have to stay on the bench. Just because they are on the bench doesn’t mean they are good enough to be on the bench.”

De Lichte has played a total of 37 minutes in the four matches so far. When asked if Tuchel had explained why he was using him as a backup, De Lichte was adamant: “No, I haven’t heard that yet.”