Slight improvement in Sevilla FC concerning the party of titular theoreticians before the Arsenal. It is true that Lopetegui always mixes up his players, trying to put together two balanced XIs, but at the Emirates he lacked him intensity and attitude. With a line of three almost all the time on defense, the folks at Nervion better contained an equally complete team like Leicesteralthough they hardly worried about the Danish goals of the home team, Iversen and Schmeichelwhile Dmitrovic He ended up being one of the heroes in red and white, avoiding, with good interventions on the horn, a more cumbersome marker.
Now is the time to come home, relax and rejuvenate for the last full week of pre-season, culminating on Saturday with the Antonio Puerta Trophy against Cadiz. So, already, we will only have to think about healththe following Friday, surely still without the desired reinforcements or, in the best case, without them being able to have the coupling and the conjunction desired. As the domestic market and tournament calendars continue to be lopsided, in these cases it is often said that the important thing is that the signings arrive, especially those who are to replace the pair of starting centre-backs, Koundé-Diego Carloswhich is already history.
A few foot faults at the start, but he fulfilled the essentials: well placed, covering the spaces in the local arrivals, even if he was well helped by his central defenders, especially in the first half. Three good stops in Daka to avoid a victory.
You can occasionally play the role of central, but it shows that it is not your place. He suffered too much, he showed little size in the cuts of Vardy, Barnes or Maddison, and it was difficult for him to regain his place when he dared to go up. Like a side to the recovery, just as fulfilled.
GUDELJ : 7
He is already more central than pivotal in terms of appearances. Far from resigning himself, he decided to perfect himself and improve his performance. Attentive to crossing and covering, he is brave when it comes to going to the ground and tactically reads defensive actions well. Fatigue made him lose presence in the home stretch.
KIKE SALAS: 7
Very quickly, a not at all trivial problem with attackers as electric as those of Leicester, he turned off his own and those of others. He had the misfortune to deflect the 1-0 shot into the net.
Another who, like Montiel, can be a lane player, although, especially without a physical form as an ally, he goes down a lot with so much movement. A few rushing errors going to the ground, which he made up for with a good pass to Iván and some promising changes in play and pace.
JEANNE JORDAN: 4
This is well below what they usually offer. Slow, hesitant, erratic in the pass… As in previous friendlies, he lost extremely dangerous and barely generated balls towards the other goal.
Half half. Without gross errors, but contributing little between the lines. It was easy in elaboration, though acceptable in subtraction.
PAUL PEREZ: 5
More busy defending than attacking, although they have more back cover than with a line of four defenders.
Bad luck for the man from Cadiz, who made his debut as a starter this summer, but did not even last 18 minutes on the pitch, after feeling a certain discomfort and preferred not to risk it.
PAPOU GOMEZ: 6
He put a lot of effort into it, coming down to help generate Jordán and Delaney, as well as inserting himself between the lines to look for tickles in the Leicester defense, even though he could barely finish the offense. Free kick hazard.
IVAN ROMERO: 6
He struggled with two central defenders, trying to come and receive them to dislodge them and attracting interesting releases. A good control and a better change of pace that felt like 0-1 was finally cut by Fofana.
Impromptu relief from Suso, he brought absolutely nothing. His head came out. An action in the group, in which he tried to wear high heels and got entangled, a sample of what he is at the moment.
PEDRO ORTIZ: 6
Good driving manners and finally someone to break the lines.
NACHO QUINTANA: 6
One of the few to have tried it in the final stretch, acting like a “false 9” and daring vertically.
Audacity and personality to, at least, intimidate the rival.
Even lying on a strip, he showed self-confidence and discretion.