Brought in by Nantes to help turn things around, Vahid Halilhodzic started his new job with a 3-0 loss to Bordeaux in Ligue 1.
Among the starters in that team was Chelsea loanee Matt Miazga, who was anything but a help for his side, as his bad touch led to the second goal and his foul in the box caused the penalty for the third.
Known for being rather outspoken, Pierre Ménès, a Canal+ pundit, unloaded both barrels on the United States international after the game, letting him know what he really thought of his ability as a footballer.
He said on Canal Football Club, relayed by Girondins4Ever: “The problem [with Nantes] is that we talk a lot about the managers, but we don’t talk about the recruiting. I’m sorry, but if you look in Ligue 2, you find at least 15 centre-backs better than Matt Miazga.
“Yes, he comes from Chelsea, but they have around 100 players under contract. They’re bound to have a few tools in the pile. I think we found a good one here. He was already catastrophic against Nice and here he buries his team by himself.”
Signed from New York Red Bulls in January 2016, the 23-year-old centre-back is spending the season with the Ligue 1 side from Chelsea, who also have an option to make the permanent at the end of the campaign if they so wish.
At this rate, they might want to avoid doing that, but there’s plenty of time for Miazga to turn his season around, and help his new manager sort things out.