It has been revealed that Man City defender Joao Cancelo’s relationship with Man City has actually collapsed since the sluggish World Cup group stage match against Korea.
The British media’The Athletic’ reported on the 31st (Korean time) about the reason for Cancelo’s decision to rent, saying, “The reason why the relationship between Cancelo and Manchester City suddenly collapsed.”
Since joining Man City in 2019, Cancelo has been active as the main fullback and has established himself as the core of Man City’s attack-oriented football.
He played the role of ‘inverted fullback’, which is the symbol of Pep Guardiola’s tactics, playing on both sides, and was selected as the PFA (Professional Football Players Association) Team of the Year for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons, and his skills were recognized.
However, it was decided that Cancelo would join Bayern Munich on loan ahead of the last minute of the transfer window this winter.
With the influential media acknowledging Cancelo’s loan, a lot of attention was paid to why he, who was trusted by coach Pep Guardiola every game, suddenly left the team. 메이저놀이터
In this report, the newspaper revealed that the start of the transfer was the World Cup.
‘The Athletic’ said, “Cancelo played in the third group stage match and then came off the bench for the next two tournament matches. He came on as a substitute in Portugal’s loss to Morocco and returned from the World Cup depressed because he did not play as well as he had hoped. came,” he explained.
It is said that he lost the trust of former Portugal coach Fernando Santos by showing poor performance in the match against the Korean national team in the third group match.
Due to this, not being able to play in the round of 16 and the quarterfinals was the beginning of this transfer.
Even at the time of the World Cup, Cancelo scored a lot of goals against Switzerland in the round of 16, where he was excluded, but rather than jumping off the bench and celebrating, he continued to sit and keep his seat. The appearance was caught on camera, and reports continued that they were dissatisfied with the exclusion from the selection.
After returning from the World Cup, things got even worse. Guardiola started not using Cancelo, who was out of form.
Guardiola played with a new starting lineup, using youngsters Rico Luiz and Nathan Ake as left and right fullbacks.
In the end, Cancelo was dissatisfied with various situations, such as visiting Chelsea, where he could not play in his main position, and excluding Tottenham and Wolverhampton matches, and set up a confrontation with manager Guardiola.
The newspaper concluded the explanation of the background of Cancelo’s transfer, saying, “In the end, Guardiola judged that if Cancelo stayed, it would have a negative impact on the squad, and would rather send Cancelo on loan and play the season like this.”
The sluggish performance in the Qatar World Cup against Korea led to the harsh result of transferring to Cancelu, who was considered the best fullback in the Premier League.
If it fails to revive on the German stage, it seems that the Korean War will be remembered forever in Cancelo’s life.