Fans mock Chelsea’s Christopher Nkunku over the height of his free-kick
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Chelsea’s summer signing Christopher Nkunku has been brutally mocked on social media over his free-kick attempt.
The French international joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig last month in a deal worth a reported fee of £51 million.
So far, Nkunku has been impressive in Chelsea’s pre-season tour of the United States.
The 25-year-old has scored twice as the Blues recorded wins against Wrexham and Brighton.
However, a recent training video showing Nkunku’s free-kick practice has got fans talking. You can watch the footage below.
Fans were quick to react to the height of Nkunku’s free-kick attempt on social media.
One said: “That wouldn’t go over a wall of even Messi and Aguero.”
Another tweeted: “I think you find most professional footballers can take a good long shot, with no wall and no defenders in front of them... doesn't necessarily make them good at free kicks.”
A third fan added: “Yeah that’s in the wall mate.”
Someone else wrote: “That's going straight into the wall lol.”
Whilst a fifth commented: “Wouldn’t clear a wall of Ryan Frasers.”
Another fan said: “That hits the wall every single time.”
Recently, new Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino spoke about Nkunku’s best position.
He said: “Well I think Nkunku can play in different positions.
“For the circumstances in these two games we use him as a striker, but he can play like an offensive midfielder, like a No.10, like a No.8 or on the side also.”
Pochettino continued: “It’s about the dynamic and the animation of the team and of course the relationship between the team-mates. But he’s a fantastic player and he’s improving every day.”
Whilst Nkunku said after leading the line against Wrexham: “Yeah this is my position, I like to play this position, to be free to move and fit into space also. So yeah, this is my position and I’m very happy.”
Chelsea will begin their 23/24 Premier League campaign with a huge clash against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on 13 August.