Bordeaux coach, Eric Bedouet has defended Samuel Kalu after the winger was shown a straight red card in his side’s 1-0 loss to Olympique Marseille on Tuesday, Completesports.com reports
The Nigeria international who has played 17 league matches this season, making 13 starts received a straight red on 25 minutes for a nasty challenge from behind on Lucas Ocampos.
At the post-match press conference, Bedouet defended his number ten, saying he slipped as he made the tackle.
“I think he slipped, he arrived quickly and could not control his movement,” said Bedouet.
The Super Eagles’ star has three league goals while also picking up three bookings for Bordeaux who are 12th on the table with 28 points from 22 games.
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If Kalu’s red card is not appealed, he will miss the league clash with Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes.
The 21-year-old has 28 appearances for Bordeaux in all competitions, having a hand in eight goals after logging 1,973 minutes.
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