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Ronald Araújo, a defender of a tremendous offensive capacity

Published:25/12/2020 - 20:07h

Updated:25/12/2020 - 20:07h

Ronald Araújo annotated a goal in the last duel of the Barcelona against Valencia and his capacity to attack being a defender could do him obtain prominence

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The Uruguayan midfield player of 21 years, Ronald Araújo, debuted like goleador in the first team of the Barcelona during the last party against Valencia. In the commitment, the youngster surprised to the rivals of the Catalans with a finish of average tijera in the centre of the area, although the one who did an action like this during the party has an explanation.

Sucede That Araújo was leading centre until the 17 years in the Uruguayan club Rentistas, where formed like player and debuted like professional. It was there when it lived a transcendental change in his career. From always it had played of goleador, until his trainer, seeing his physical conditions and his capacity to understand the game, situated him of head office and turned into defence, a radical twist that marked him until today.

A similar history was the one of Carles Puyol, the one who was leading in The Pobla of Segur, but that in The Masia already began to delay the position, playing of midfield player and of defence in the Barça B until they Go Gaal bet by him like side. This due to the fact that Puyol is not specialist in the exit of the balloon, although it progressed especially in this appearance in the Barça B.

And in the Barcelona club, always saving the distances, already there is executive, technicians and mates that compare to the central youngster Uruguayan with Puyol by his defensive capacities, his command of the aerial game, his aggressiveness and professionalism. Araújo Adapted quickly to the new demarcation, but without leaving to keep his smell of face to goal. Only in the past season in the Barça B, where already was captain, attained three goals and three assistances in the 20 parties where was present, besides in his first year in the filial, the season 2018/19, also added three goals in 22 meetings.

In his debut with the Rentistas, having only 17 years and playing already of defence contributed 6 goals in 14 meetings in the Second Division. Even it arrived to annotate a 'hat-trick' in one of the meetings that contested, but in spite of having the position of head office Araújo keeps the soul of forward. In fact, in the past season his mates and members of the technical body had to calm it. They explained that sometimes it was necessary to brake his excursions to the rival area, especially when the team needed empatar or win.

At present still it keeps his personality, holds much more in his position and to day of today his adventures in the rival area are not so usual. The priority is to defend and, to mark goals, are other players. Although, especially in actions to unemployed balloon, showed to have good smell as it saw in the last duel of the culés against Valencia, split in which the goal arrived in the played back to a corner.

Pedri Stole in own field and Araújo still was in the area. Griezmann Put it to him and the Uruguayan finished of spectacular way to première like culé. If has continuity is it to him winning with his actions in the field, and to follow like this, that will not be the last so much of Araujo with the Barça.

Without committing faults

Of his statistics in front of Valencia, stands out the fact that the Uruguayan youngster did not do any fault in spite of his committed defensive work. It is more, it attained to recover six balloons and completed three anticipations without committing any infringement. It carries eleven parties of LaLiga Santander, six in the past season and five in the current after being a month lesionado. In Champions League played three.

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