Ross Barkley endured a nightmare debut for French facet OGC Good after being labelled the highest ‘FLOP’ of their match in opposition to PSG.
The 28-year-old was given his first probability within the facet’s beginning eleven since finishing a transfer to Ligue 1 this summer season, having been made a free agent by Chelsea.
However issues didn’t go to plan for the previous England worldwide who was slated, together with former Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, for his underwhelming efficiency by French outlet L’Equipe.
Ross Barkley was labelled as the highest ‘FLOP’ after his debut for OGC Good in opposition to PSG
Former Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel additionally got here underneath fireplace after the sport
Within the sport, PSG took the lead with a curling free-kick from Lionel Messi earlier than Gaetan Laborde equalised for the guests. Kylian Mbappe secured all three factors late for the Parisians with a well-taken end within the 83rd minute.
Of their scathing overview of the match, L’Equipe wrote about Barkley: ‘Beginning for the primary time, the Englishman by no means managed to be helpful and his most exceptional second was the lack of the ball which allowed Messi to pressure Dante right into a foul that introduced the primary purpose. Changed by Pepe, with out affect.’
The previous Everton and Chelsea midfielder was hooked off the pitch within the 62nd minute by Lucien Favre and was later labelled the highest ‘FLOP’ of the match.
He obtained a brutal ranking of three/10, the bottom of any participant. Schmeichel adopted intently behind with a meagre 4/10 ranking.
L’Equipe gave a brutal overview of the previous Everton midfielder’s efficiency on Saturday
Barkley was hooked halfway by the second-half, together with his facet trailing by a purpose
In regards to the former Foxes goalkeeper, L’Equipe wrote: ‘He remained frozen on the free kick from Messi, nevertheless it was troublesome to do one thing. He slammed the Argentine’s shot, sprang previous Nuno Mendes however was nonetheless powerless in opposition to Mbappe and this time it was attainable to do higher.’
The information outlet recommend the Dane might’ve completed higher when Mbappe pounced on a cross from Nordi Mukiele to attain with a low strike within the 83rd minute.
It was Schmeichel’s seventh efficiency for the French facet since making the swap from Leicester this summer season.
L’Equipe recommend Schmeichel might’ve completed extra to forestall PSG’s second, and profitable, purpose
Together with the signings of Barkley and Schmeichel, Good additionally introduced in Aaron Ramsey and Nicolas Pepe this summer season, with the latter becoming a member of on mortgage from Arsenal.
Each gamers featured within the match yesterday however have been unable to forestall the guests from being crushed 2-1.
A product of Everton’s academy, Barkley was extraordinarily extremely rated as a teenager and made 179 appearances for the Toffees, scoring 27 targets.
A transfer to Chelsea adopted in 2018 however Barkley struggled to carry down an everyday beginning berth for the Blues earlier than becoming a member of Good in 2022.