Record purchase Renato Sanches is supposed to get OSC Lille on course, but the ex-Munich goes down at Ajax Amsterdam. The press criticizes him sharply.

Record purchase Renato Sanches is supposed to get OSC Lille on course, but the ex-Munich goes down at Ajax Amsterdam. The press criticizes him sharply.

Munich - Record purchase Renato Sanches is supposed to get OSC Lille on course, but the ex-Munich goes down at Ajax Amsterdam. The press criticizes him sharply.

The change apparently coped well and set the first exclamation point of the new Champions League season: Despite the departures of Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt and Co., Ajax Amsterdam is again set to frighten Europe.

One of the sufferers was Renato Sanches, who switched from FC Bayern to Lille for around 20 million euros at the end of August - and was once again unable to convince the French in his second starting game in Amsterdam.

"You have to be lenient with Renato," said OSC coach Christophe Galtier. "He came here and didn't play much before. He needs his rhythm and there is still no coordination with his teammates."

However, France's press was far from lenient after the disappointing appearance of the Portuguese. L'Equipe was just worth two out of ten possible points for Sanches' appearance, RMC Sport found that the newcomer was "still looking for himself".

To make matters worse, the 22-year-old also made a breakout against Amsterdam's Nicolás Tagliafico, with whom he was lucky to get away with the yellow card.

L'Equipe: "Renato Sanches is shipwrecked. He was not up to par with this first appearance of Lille in the Champions League. In charge of guarding Tagliafico on the right, he put technical errors together and lacked accuracy He was also responsible for the standards, but his success was short-lived, mainly because he insisted on always hitting the corners on the first post. "

La Voix du Nord: "Renato Sanches stood next to him on his return to the Champions League. The Portuguese international should exude calm and serenity on his right side. But Sanches disappointed with a succession of technical mistakes and bad decisions."

France Football: "Renato Sanches was practically negligible when he was longing for it. You are still waiting for him to really get going in the shirt of Lille."

RMC Sport: "Especially on the defensive, it was very complicated. A little lost, he allowed Tagliafico's first decisive cross on Promes. Then he was narrowly missed a red card when he lost his nerve against that same Tagliafico. The Portuguese is still looking after yourself. "

Foot Mercato: "The former Bayern player was eagerly awaited as the most expensive purchase in the club's history. In the end, however, the Portuguese midfielder went under in Amsterdam. Unusable in the game, he could not convince defensively and continued his performance by assaulting Tagliafico the crown on. "