He doesn't want to defend' – Jamie Carragher tears into £60m Chelsea left-back Marc Cucurella after Man City defeat | The Sun

JAMIE CARRAGHER slammed Chelsea's Marc Cucurella for not wanting to defend against Manchester City.

The Spaniard was partially at fault for City's winner as he lost track of goalscorer Riyad Mahrez at the back post.


And Sky Sports pundit Carragher revealed after the game that he was not happy with the defender.

He questioned why Cucurella was constantly diving in to win the ball and suggested it was a sign the Spaniard did not want to defend.

Carragher said on Sky Sports: "I wasn't happy with Cucurella right throughout that second half until he came off.

"When we talk about the price tag…

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"If someone doesn't want to defend, it's actually worse. It looked to me like he didn't want to defend in one-vs-one situations.

"When I see defenders diving in constantly all the time and the fella keeps going past him, it makes me think they don't want to defend. Get low and be twisting and turning and get those legs burning.

"Sometimes you think 'I can win the ball and I can go and get it' but when that's your plan against every winger that comes up against you, that can't be right."

Carragher's colleague and former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink disagreed but did criticise the former Brighton star for his defensive ineptitude.

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He said: "I don't agree, I think that he wants to defend, but I think he just struggled today. Man City targeted him.

"His defending is bad but a lot of the time he was overloaded as well. He didn't get the help that he should get.

"He wants to defend. I just think he had a really bad game and Man City acknowledged that. Their attacks on that right-hand side was 50 per cent. That's targeting him.

"He had a really bad game, he is just not a good defender."

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