From his match against Monaco (2-0), it should not be remembered that his penalty was executed perfectly, on which he took Alexander Nübel on the wrong foot (sp 75 ‘, 1-0). Auto Karl Toko Ekambi performed well overall, in addition to allowing his team to take the advantage in this meeting.
The one who has just registered his fifth but of the season, the fourth in the last four matches, is in a sparkling form. In addition to his number of achievements, the Lyon winger, also author of three assists in all competitions, performs an impressive showdown in the game.
Deep calls, throw-in play, useful foothold, KTO improves most of the balls it touches. Against Monaco, he touched 70 in total and a successful 82% of his passes (31 out of 38), notably delivering a key pass during this match, and a successful five of eight dribbles that he tried.
Scorer Karl Toko Ekambi after #OLASM : “I like to take penalties like that. I didn’t hesitate.”
– Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) October 17, 2021
In addition to being good with the ball, Toko Ekambi is essential on the defensive level, not stingy with efforts, present in the withdrawal, he gives 100% to maintain the team’s balance. His match against the Principality’s club bears witness to this: seven ground duels won, a tackle and three interceptions.
Like Lucas Paquetá, also decisive following his entry into the game, the OL striker, by his behavior and his attitude on the field, also instigates a desire to press all together, to go in the duel and never let go of his teammates. And this fierce desire to fight and push to seek victory that these two players chose the whole team in their wake.