‘He is lacking intensity in his game’: Nice boss slams ‘lazy’ Nicolas Pepe after his debut

By Sportarsh Team
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Nice manager Lucien Favre was unimpressed with Arsenal loanee Nicholas Pepe.

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This comes after the Ivorian failed to make an impact in his team’s 3-0 defeat to Marseille. Pepe was signed for £72m but has yet to deliver for parent club Arsenal.

Arsenal is hoping that a loan move will help him resurrect his career. Pepe’s laon agreement currently does not include a buy option. After the game, Lucien Favre spoke to the press:

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He is lacking a bit of rhythm, intensity in his placements, in his pressing as well and in his ball recovery, because everyone has to do that.

There aren’t any exceptions. If one or two players don’t do the work, the whole team is in trouble.

Everyone has to do it at the same time, everyone has to defend to recover the ball.

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