The French defender Jules Kooundé He played again with the Sevilla shirt in the Andalusian team’s Champions League debut, a draw against him Red Bull Salzburg It was a crazy game with four penalties awarded, three of them in favor of the Austrians, and one sent off in the ranks of Lopetegui.
The French international, after his hint of rebellion due to his frustrated signing for Chelsea, returned to play a month after his last meeting with the whites, in Getafe on the second day of the League. He refused to travel with the team to Elche in the third game and left with his national team, in which he was sent off in his first game and received two penalties.
Koundé returned to play an official match and made peace with the Sevilla fans. There were timid whistles when the speaker sang his name, although later the footballer was supported by his people in the actions. However, he was discreet in a game in which Lopetegui’s defensive system in general suffered with the opponent’s speed and especially with Ademeyi, who made the three penalties that the Belarusian Bulbakov whistled in favor of Salzburg. None was committed by Koundé, but Diego Carlos, Jesús Navas and goalkeeper Bono were the perpetrators of the fouls that were punished with maximum penalty.
Beyond that, the Frenchman was not up to the level of the player who has attracted the attention of the greatest in Europe and for whom Sevilla has not wanted to sell him for less than 70 million euros. It went from less to more and ended with more vigor than it started, but without giving the security that is used to the white rear.