At the same time, ex-Manchester United star described RB Leipzig center-back as “formidable” after an outstanding performance in the Champions League.
Rio Ferdinand praised Dayot Upemecano for his ‘formidable’ performance
Former England player Rio Ferdinand was full of praise for Dayot Upamecano. At the same time, ex-Manchester United star described RB Leipzig center-back as “formidable” after an outstanding performance in the Champions League. Upamecano put in a healthy return on Thursday as RB Leipzig took Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-finals, sealing the semi-final date with the PSG process. The Frenchman was dominant throughout the match, displaying an ability to target clubs across Europe. Having earned the attention of Arsenal, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid. Upamecano recently put pen to paper on a new deal with RB Leipzig, committing to the future to the club by signing until 2023. Although transfer rumors in response to this new contract faded. Ferdinand was full of praise for the full-back for his job in guiding the German side towards the semi-final round.
Upemecano has a heart and desire
“Upamecano was the best player in this game, he was formidable on the serve,” Ferdinand told reporters. “They all defended for their lives. They caught up with Atlético. You need heart and aspiration, and they all showed that it is especially late in the game Jermaine Jenas was also impressed with Upamecano’s efforts. With the former Tottenham and Newcastle midfielder saying that “was no point” to Diego Costa even be on the pitch due to the dominance of the defender. It looks so easy for him, the game,” said Jenas. “He looks like he is playing with his mates, and that’s when you know you’ve got a good player”. Dayot joined RB Leipzig in 2017 after going through the ranks at sister club Red Bull Salzburg. He played 112 appearances in four seasons with the club, including 37 in all competitions.
Internationally, the 21-year-old has been capped by France up to U-21, although he is also eligible to play for Guinea-Bissau. RB Leipzig will face PSG on Tuesday as the winner of that match advances to the final on 23 August. They reached the last thanks to the late winner of Tyler Adams after João Felix’s penalty for Atlético had canceled out Dani Olmo’s opener.