Micah Richards has labelled Man City ‘a shambles’ and ‘embarrassing’ after their 5-2 defeat to Leicester on Sunday.
The Residents conceded three useless penalties as Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick in a shock consequence.
Pep Guardiola has signed Nathan Ake for £41million and is anticipated to usher in £50m-rated Ruben Dias from Benfica this week.
Nonetheless, Richards, who received a Premier League title throughout his 10-year spell on the Etihad, believes City’s issues lie in midfield and took purpose at Rodri.
He informed Sky Sports activities: “I’m not blaming it [the defeat] simply on Rodri, there have been a great deal of dangerous performances in there.
“However within the center by himself, the best way he turns, he doesn’t learn hazard, like Fernandinho [does], and the backline will get uncovered.
“It occurred time and time and time once more. I don’t know what number of instances it may possibly occur to City earlier than they rectify it.
“Everybody talks about their defence, it was a shambles.
“To concede 5 objectives at house, it truly is embarrassing. It’s extra to it than that, they’re too simple to play in opposition to, they’re weak.”
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The heavy loss additionally marked the primary time Guardiola has conceded 5 objectives as a supervisor.
Riyad Mahrez gave City an early lead, however Leicester have been degree simply earlier than the break when Kyle Walker fouled Vardy within the field because the striker transformed from the spot.
Vardy put the Foxes in entrance within the 54th-minute with an audacious flick from close-range, earlier than finishing his hat-trick thanks to a different penalty shortly afterwards.
It was 4-1 when substitute James Maddison curled an excellent shot previous Ederson as Ake then netted a comfort purpose.
The embarrassment didn’t cease there for City, although, as Youri Tielemans transformed Leicester’s third penalty with two minutes to go.