Inter Milan goalkeeper Yann Sommer has come in for some criticism for his role in allowing Joshua Zirkzee to equalize for Bologna.
The 34-year-old received fairly mediocre scores in the player ratings in the match across Italian media, as L’Interista highlight.
Former Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach keeper Sommer did not face too many shots yesterday.
However, when he did, the Swiss international’s reactions were somewhat mixed.
Sommer did make an important save late on in the match. This was vital in ensuring that Inter at least came out of the match with a point.
However, the 34-year-old was also arguably culpable for the fact that the Nerazzurri didn’t take all three points from the match.
Inter Keeper Yann Sommer Criticized For Allowing Bologna To Equalize In Serie A Draw
Sommer was certainly not the only player who was somewhat responsible for Bologna being able to equalize.
There was a big mix-up in front of the 34-year-old.
None of defensive trio Alessandro Bastoni, Benjamin Pavard, or Francesco Acerbi covered themselves in glory.
And this confusion could well have been part of the reason why Sommer looked uncertain.
The goalkeeper needed to get a read on what was virtually chaos unfolding in front of him.
But in the process, Sommer almost seemed to lose track of Bologna striker Zirkzee and of the ball.
The Swiss did still have a line of sight on the Dutchman.
But Zirkzee put a fair bit of disguise on his shot. The 22-year-old Rossoblu striker did not really telegraph his intentions, as there were also dangerous passing options around him.
And Zirkzee’s trickery completely fooled Sommer.
The Inter keeper looked flat-footed, simply watching the Dutch striker’s shot roll past him without reacting in anywhere near enough time.
All of the Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport, Tuttosport, and L’Interista rated Sommer’s performance at 6/10.
Meanwhile, TuttoMercatoWeb went with 5.5/10.