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Manchester City fans react to Oleksandr Zinchenko’s Ukraine performance at Euro 2020

A section of Manchester City fans reacted to the display of Oleksandr Zinchenko during Ukraine’s 2-1 win over North Macedonia at Euro 2020.

The 24-year-old has regularly played at left-back for the Cityzens, and just two of his 32 appearances came in the centre of the park last season.

However, it has been a different story when it comes to the national team, and he has generally operated as the advanced player in a midfield three.

Zinchenko only had a pass success rate of 77, but impressed with quality long passes from deep while creating three key chances.

The midfielder was also solid with his defensive duties with two interceptions and four tackles, more than any other Ukrainian player.

Some City fans were impressed with his showing, and believe he deserves the chance to play in midfield for the club next season.

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Zinchenko has played on the left side of the backline for the Cityzens, and this has limited his attacking prowess with the added defensive duties.

With Ukraine, he has the freedom to express himself from midfield, and tends to regularly push into the final third, creating chances for his teammates.

It remains to be seen whether manager Pep Guardiola has a rethink on Zinchenko’s position next term, and allows him to play in his preferred midfield role.

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June 2021