Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu continued his shocking start to the new season with a dreadful display for Turkey while on international duty.
Senol Gunes’ charges were thrashed 6-1 by the Netherlands at the Amsterdam ArenA on Tuesday night as Memphis Depay scored his first international hat-trick.
The 27-year-old combined beautifully with Davy Klaasen for the Oranje’s opening two goals, with both men taking it in turns to assist the other.
And then things went from bad to worse for Turkey and, in particular, Soyuncu. At the 38 minute mark, the Leicester centre-back brought down Klaasen with a clumsy challenge in the box, gifting Depay the chance to double his tally from the spot and deservedly picking up a yellow card.
Then, the Barcelona forward wrong-footed Soyuncu with a clever bit of play, drawing a needless foul from the 6 ft 1 beast, which resulted in his second yellow on the stroke of halftime.
As per SofaScore, he received a match rating of just 5.2 out of 10, the lowest total of any player on the pitch in the Dutch capital.
And when taking a closer inspection of his underlying numbers, it’s easy to understand why. Soyuncu won just one of his three duels during the 44 minutes he was on the field of play and made just a single tackle and single interception.
He also failed to make a clearance, lost possession five times and committed two fouls, highlighting his dreadful display for his nation.
Soyuncu’s latest high-profile mistakes come after he was at fault for at least one of West Ham United’s goals as they thrashed Leicester 4-1 at the London Stadium before he gave away a penalty in their last outing away at Norwich City.
The Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that his centre-back’s form improves following the resumption of domestic football, with current champions Manchester City set to visit the King Power Stadium over the weekend.
And, in other news…£55k-p/w Leicester dud could leave the club today, Rodgers will be delighted