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France hallucinates with Todibo, who stopped Mbappé

Jean-Clair TodiboThe 21-year-old French central defender is making an extraordinary start to Ligue 1 at Nice, playing as a starter in the center of the rear in 15 of the 16 matchdays and showing a high level in a team that fights with Marseille and Rennes for the second place in the championship, far from the leader, PSG. The accolades were already being common, but it was precisely on Wednesday against the all-powerful team that trains Mauricio Pochettino when the ex-barcelonista left completely.

Nice started a 0-0 from the Parc des Princes with a huge performance by Todibo, embittering the night especially to Mabppé, making insurmountable coverage on his side, but also coming out on several occasions with success in the boarding sessions of his former partner Leo Messi.

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“In training we defended differently than Messi because we couldn’t injure him. You had to lift your foot a little with him so as not to injure him, “he commented in the preview on Canal Plus, noting that” I think he will recognize me, it will be necessary to be very attentive to him, I like to defend him, it is a duel and a challenge for me. The fact that a player faces me and that I also challenge him if I recover the ball is something that motivates me a lot. ”In the end his main pulse was with Mbappe and he was victorious.

Kylian Mbappé and Todibo, at PSG-Nice

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Barça, who paid a million euros in 2019 for Todibo To Toulouse, 8.5 million fixed euros entered from Nice, which could be up to 15.5 if the 7 in variables are consolidated. In addition, the Barça club explained that a percentage of a hypothetical future sale of the player by the French team was reserved. Seeing its evolution, it would not be necessary to rule out an income through this route. According to a recent SofaScore ranking, the ex-Azulgrana was the second best U21 player in Ligue 1 after the first 13 matchdays had been played.

The central defender valued his time at Barça in his day: “I don’t regret it at all. FC Barcelona continues to be a very great experience. I learned a lot from Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti, Clément Lenglet… It did me good. I discovered the very, very high level. I did not have the desired minutes because there were very, very big players in front of me. I also had a coach, Ernesto Valverde, who was under pressure, with a crowd that put a lot of pressure, so it was normal for him to put Gerard Piqué instead of a 19-year-old inexperienced ”.

He also came to make self-criticism after his assignments to the Schalke 04, where he went to less, and at Benfica, where he barely played: “At Schalke is where I learned the most from a human point of view. They gave me everything I needed, I had minutes, but unfortunately we were cut off from confinement and when I returned I lacked humility. I relaxed, I disrespected all the people who trusted me within the club. I apologized. I learned a lot. My three experiences in Barcelona, ​​Schalke and Benfica have made me a new man. “

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