Papu Gómez, a ’10’ player

In recent years I have played there, in the old ’10’ position. Looser, free, behind the tip and that’s where I feel comfortable. ” Papu Gomez you are clear about your preferences. Fans also enjoy watching him play inside and as a hitch. With that freedom his virtues shine and he approaches his best version. Inside, their danger multiplies. Before him Valencia it took 125 seconds to open the can with a unstoppable right and the Argentine connection gave another air to the attack.

Lopetegui, little given to highlight individualities, was also questioned by the Buenos Aires. “Good players play well in any position”commented the technician. The Basque initially lined up four of the five Argentines on the squad (Papu, Montiel, Ocampos and Lamela) and the Seville danced to the rhythm of tango. A separate chapter deserves the class squandered by the former Tottenham before him Valencia.

The Seville it was done with Papuan last month of January after reaching an agreement with him Atalanta. Lopetegui demanded that a player of these characteristics command the function of link midfield with forward. In his first months he played 23 games (18 in the League, 2 in the Champions League and 3 in the Cup), marking three goals (Getafe, Celta and Alavés) and signing an assist. His overwhelming personality also makes him a benchmark in the Nervion wardrobe.

The Seville team arrived at the meeting before the Valencia after drawing their two previous matches of League, in addition to the meeting of Champions before him Salzburg. The three points added yesterday take him to the top of the table and with one less game to play. Next Saturday he receives Espanyol pending En-Nesyri, Fernando and “some other player”, he said yesterday Lopetegui.

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