Carrasco, for the finals


The Belgian, a specialist in big games, has thrown the team behind his back in the last month

Mmuch has been said about the change of Yannick Carrasco after passing through China. Even the player himself in an interview at MARCA in January He claimed that he is “more mature and not as crazy as when he was young.” The fact is that if something has not changed in the Belgian it is his preference for the important parties. If something has characterized the good of Yannick in his two rojiblancas stages, it is that he is one of the players who do not wrinkle. In the current squad there are not exactly too many players with the Belgian’s personality. With the mole of not shooting in the Milan penalty shootout behind him, Carrasco has left a good example in his two rojiblancas stages that he is ready to assume that responsibility.

Key in one of the best Athletics

His arrival at Athletic coincided with the second best work of Simeone Until now. That team was a perfectly oiled machine in the second season of Griezmann in the team. Without being totally undisputed due to the great competition of the team, the Belgian dispatched a few final rounds of Champions available to very few players in the world at that time. On Munich, with the team very beaten after the German goal and the avalanche of occasions in the first half, appeared after the break Carrasco instead of August to completely change the scene of the match. That ended Atlético in the Milan final. A few weeks later, the same scene was repeated. Rest with the team losing and entry of Carrasco by Augusto again. Again the game turned upside down with the emergence of the Belgian who scored the equalizer. The rest of the story is already known. Atlético missed its second Champions League final in two years.

Confirmation and step forward

The following year was the confirmation that Atlético had a special footballer on their team. Scored 14 goals in all competitions and left performances to remember such as the group stage meeting again against Bayern, but this time in the Vicente Calderón. Those of Simeone they knocked out Carlo’s Ancelotti with a goal from Carrasco that served to put the classification on track as the first group. It was the farewell to Calderón and the rojiblancos were on the verge of repeating the final after falling in the semifinals against Real Madrid.

Exhibition at the Camp Nou after confinement

Already last season, after his oriental journey, Carrasco he threw the team behind him after he returned to the post-lockdown playing fields and showed his best version again. Atlético was out of the posts that gave access to the Champions and the Belgian was one of the most outstanding in the eleven finals that they played in June and July. Without a doubt, their best meeting was the visit to Camp Nou, where this season they return to play for the league title. He dispatched 85 minutes in which he drove the Barcelona defense crazy, causing the two penalties that in the end Saúl would transform to give a point of gold to the rojiblancos.

Again against Barça and a spectacular last month

During this course, he has lived through it all. Injuries, Covid, change of positions … And among his best moments again a great date. With the team quite affected by the casualties in the first round, he finished off his rival again this coming weekend with one of the best goals he has scored in his career. A spectacular spout to Ter Stegen and a precise hit from long distance to finalize the match of the Metropolitan. That goal, makes the tie the advantage in the golaverage in front of the culés. And he arrives at that appointment in his prime. With the pressure of being champions on the shoulders of a team he has seen his advantage disappear, Yannick has taken a step forward at the worst moment and with three goals and four assists in the last five games he has once again shown that he is doing. the March. With a Barcelona who suffers more than necessary in defense, Carrasco He will once again be the great threat to the Catalans.

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