Responding to tweet published by Man City news account City Chief, plenty of Sky Blues have been sticking up for heavily criticised defender Nicolas Otamendi – going on to claim that the Manuel Pellegrini signing is ‘under appreciated‘ and ‘disrespected‘.
The Argentine has come under fire this campaign for his performances alongside John Stones in star defender Aymeric Laporte’s absence, with Alan Shearer stating earlier this campaign that he would love to play against the pair.
Is Otamendi underrated?
Not by a long shot
However, despite some lacklustre showings this season, Otamendi has been the preferred partner of late to makeshift defender Fernandinho – with one supporter stating he has been ‘golden‘ for us.
The 32-year-old’s debatable best season for the Sky Blues came during the 2017/2018 Centurions season, where Otamendi managed 33 Premier League starts as Pep Guardiola’s preferred centre-half.
Taking this into account, many Citizens have flocked to praise Otamendi for his showings in the past – find all of their best comments down below.
— Cody ツ (Bagged at 2.4k) (@CynicalTex) April 20, 2020
Under appreciated for sure
— Trent Sigrest (@tsigrest) April 20, 2020
Actually is so disrespected, he’s been golden for us
— ᴋɪᴇʀᴀɴ🇧🇼 (@kieranmcfc_) April 20, 2020
17/18 szn was unrivalled at CB itl
— 🇧🇼 (@mcfcCG7) April 20, 2020
Let’s be honest he’s so unappreciated he has actually been such a solid cb for us and I’ll be honest I’ll be sad to see him go
— SammyBoy🤘🏼 (@SammyBoyMCFC) April 20, 2020
Best Ever. He is so underrated
— Marion (@Marion85978609) April 20, 2020
Great value for money 👌
— grego mcfc (@gregson_steve) April 20, 2020
1 bad season and suddenly everyone forgets how good our defensive players were the previous years
— Jacob Healey (@Jacob_Healey96) April 20, 2020