Former Aston Villa captain, Gabriel Agbonlahor, has singled out Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte, claiming the pair, in particular, were to blame for “bottling” the tie during Manchester City’s Champions League 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid.
Agbonlahor criticized Dias and Laporte for “lazy defending” during Man City’s defeat to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid scored twice late in normal time to take the semi-final second leg to extra-time, thanks to Rodrygo’s brace before Karim Benzema sealed the victory for Carlo Ancelotti’s side following a foul from Dias.
Speaking on talkSPORT on Thursday morning, Agbonlahor said: “Just switch on, you are so close to getting to the Champions League final, the one that you want. Switch on if you are the defence.
“I thought that the defence was poor all night to be fair. Were not switched on, Dias and Laporte, poor defending.
“So lazy, lazy defending. Some of them Manchester City players have got to look at themselves in the mirror and say ‘we did bottle it’. Especially the centre-halves.”