Following Napoli’s defeat to Barcelona, there have been question marks placed on the real value of Kalidou Koulibaly.
Napoli was left in the shadows by Barcelona during their Champions League Round of 16 clash.
The Catalonians led by Lionel Messi were not only victorious but also left some serious questions to be answered by the performance of Napoli’s best players.
The one who has apparently come in for the harshest criticism is highly ranked defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Retired Manchester City defender Micah Richards is not convinced he is as good as everyone thinks he is and even drew comparisons to Cityzens flop Eliaquim Mangala.
Speaking to CBS Sports, he said:
“Everyone talks about how he is supposed to be composed on the ball.”
“He’s aggressive but I see similarities to Mangala, and he went to City and it didn’t really work out for him there so I’m not totally convinced after that performance.”
Will this performance tarnish the reputation of a player billed as a world-beater, or will his season stats shine through and eventually see him make the move to a top side?