There’s nothing worse than a preseason friendly when it’s played at a walking pace and it doesn’t even resemble football, but there’s a line to be drawn when it comes to aggression.
As a general rule players will hold off when it comes to putting in risky challenges and leaving something on the opposing player, but the Villarreal player didn’t get that memo today after thundering through Leicester City star Wesley Fofana:
Why on earth are players tackling like this in a pre season ‘friendly’???
Get well soon Fofana ? pic.twitter.com/aFbuihqlXz
— matt ???????? (@thfcmxtt) August 4, 2021
The Foxes have since confirmed that he had to be stretchered off, so this is the last thing they need ahead of the new season:
After receiving treatment on the pitch, Fofana is taken off on a stretcher and is replaced by Ben Nelson.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 4, 2021
There are rumours that he’s broken his leg but they aren’t confirmed at this point, while Fofana is clearly in a lot of pain after this was posted on his Instagram:
Just to compound matters, the player that made the challenge, Fer Nino, also went on to score.