It’s fair to say Islam Slimani didn’t have his best match for AS Monaco on Sunday.
The Leicester City owned striker has been enjoying a great period for the French principality club since moving on loan from the Foxes, yet he managed to get himself in the bad books against Bordeaux.
Having opened the scoring on fifteen minutes, L’Equipe report that’s when things started going wrong for the striker. He managed to annoy the opposition and the home crowd with his celebration, and that saw him become targeted.
The French newspaper say Slimani was ‘always so nervous’, and was booked for a challenge in the 54th minute, he then got a second yellow for a handball in the 67th, which also led to a penalty for Bordeaux. That was converted and sealed a 2-1 win for the home side.
After the match, manager Leonardo Jardim said he expects more from the player, both in scoring goals and his behaviour.
Monaco are currently 14th in Ligue 1, and there’s every chance Jardim is taking out his frustrations in the wrong direction.
Slimani has six goals and eight assists in ten league matches this season, and without him the club would be in a much worse situation.