THE ONE OF THE ATHLETIC, IMPARABLE
Saúl shines more than anybody with the Barça looking askance
Published:28/06/2017 - 01:01h
Updated:28/06/2017 - 01:01h
The European Sub21 of Poland is being the tournament of Saúl Ñíguez. The footballer of the Athletic, to the that follows closely the Barça, is giving a lesson in all the plots of the game, shining to equal parts in the defence, the creation and the attack
The FC Barcelona has a leaf of route of face to the summer to face with guarantees the signings for the next season. Although the directive recognises that it will be complicated, Josep Maria Bartomeu also warns that the technical body works hard to give answer to the needs of the staff. With the incorporation of Marco Verratti marked in red, sounded the athletic Saúl Ñíguez like alternative to the Italian, but, and if the Valencian is the priority?
In case Saúl still needed it, his performance in the European Sub21 of Poland is being the confirmation that it already is -and still will be it more- a grandísimo footballer. The Valencian already was under observation by the technicians culés, but his last year is being a call to cries to be taken into account of face to the preparation of any staff of the world. After a big season the orders of the Cholo Simeone, the midfield player is eating the tournament of selections, in which it goes way to be chosen better player. But, what can offer Saúl Ñíguez?
A tournament to frame
Attack, like a tip
If something characterises the game of Saúl is his route. The player of the Athletic is a polyvalent midfield player that covers big distances, what in England knows as 'Box to box' -area to area-. Besides, it has showed that his arrival to the zone of three chambers always comports danger, and his incorporations from second line are an useful weapon to open the defences. All this, adorned with a big capacity of ending, with the hit of a forward inside the area and a precise and powerful shot from the distance.
Creation, no desentona
Although it is not a properly said creator, to Saúl does not burn him the ball in the feet. The one of Elche no only is the maximum goleador of the European, but it offers much more. Without going more far, against Portugal and especially Italy, two of the most complicated rivals of 'the Rojita', went a relief in the centre of the field, delivering balloons to the bands and always with sense. The ex of the Ray Vallecano does not complicate the life, and that's why doing it simple almost always finds the best option.
Defence, all a safe
In spite of having only 22 years, Saúl is all a reference to defensive level. Thanks to his delivery and effort, the Valencian contributes balance no only to the medullary line, but to the retaguardia. With a big tactical sense and a physical capacity imponente, the waste of energy of the midfield player allows him face with guarantees the defensive transitions, recovering a big quantity of balloons for his.