AS A RESULT OF THE ABSENCES
Mingueza, from promise to reality: The perfect complement for the defence
Published:14/01/2021 - 13:52h
Updated:14/01/2021 - 13:52h
Several absences in November forced to Koeman to resort to the Barça B to look for an acting defender, and thanks to this, discovered the talent of Óscar Mingueza
The past 24 November, Koeman saw forced to resort to the Barça B afterwards of several sensitive drops that engaged the defence of the team, between them the ones of Hammered and Araujo, and also because of the appointment of the UEFA Champions League that the Barcelona group had with the Dinamo of Kíev. This day, the fans could witness the première of a boy "made in Barça". His name is Óscar Mingueza.
Many would have feared that the young defender could see overwhelmed in front of the responsibility to debut with the first team and in a party of the Champions, but no the 0-4 that the Catalan group achieved. In spite of this good performance, anybody could imagine that a month and half afterwards the youngster of Santa Perpetua of the Mogoda would accumulate already 12 official meetings and 794 minutes with the Barcelona.
Mingueza, of 21 years, has not left to evolve and improve from his debut of November, day after day, training after training. His improvement has been such that Koeman trusts now fully in him. There is not doubt that the Dutch strategist, the one who in his days of player was one of the best head offices, is a key piece in all the process that at present lives the Catalan group in his research for renewing .
During the commitment of the Barcelona against the Granada, could see the version more 'desatada' of Mingueza. Commanding, playing with criterion, ordering. Soltándose In the field and adapting to this new role that has had the opportunity to have with the culés. Can see that has all win them to hold said responsibility not to leave it escape.
In this party did not commit errors, always knew which was the correct moment to take out the ball. It was attentive to the courts. It corrected when it touched the balloon and listened the instructions (especially to Ter Stegen, that is very on of him). The German goalkeeper exerts of captain and his voice is the one who more hears in this new football where can plant the ear and listen the symphony of the green is the new luxury without the so missed environment of the people.
Happy with the victories
Óscar Mingueza does not show signals to conform , on the contrary, wants to keep growing. It has not left to do it since some technicians of the Barça presented in his village to see a football match seven 15 years ago.
After the meeting with the Granada, the youngster said to feel satisfied by this and the others victories that the Barcelona has had in recent dates. "I am very happy with the victory. We have achieved three consecutive victories out of house. It was important to begin the year of this way and am very happy by all the team", declared Mingueza to Barça TV. It said also that there have not been changes by part of Koeman to the hour to prepare to the players. "We work the same, the trainings are the same. All the opportunities that were creating had to translate in goals. We have to follow this way".