Hugo Mallo - Spain's future marauding right-back UPDATE
One of the more necessary updates in the league below, this guy is one of my favorite players, his intelligence has no limit, in the promotion playoff matches against Granada was the terror of Dani Benitez
One of the most impressive young players in the Spanish Segunda Division is Celta Vigo's right back Hugo Mallo.
Mallo is one of the biggest reasons Celta are near the top of the table fighting for promotion, and his ability has not gone unnoticed by bigger sides.
Recently it has been reported that giants Valencia are closely watching Mallo and are looking to sign him ahead of next season. It has also been reported that Villarreal, Juventus and Atletico Madrid are interested in the 19-year-old, who is a member of the Spanish youth national side and only started to play senior football last season.
All these great sides are interested in the player for good reason, as Mallo has the potential to become a top right-back for the Spanish national team in the years to come. Combining physical, technical and mental abilities, he is a highly impressive right back - definitely a worthy player to watch.Strengths
Mallo is a great prospect, first of all due to his acceleration and pace, which are on par with the fastest players in Spain. The young right back has nimble movement with or without the ball. In addition, Mallo is a strong player for his height, has very good natural balance and is capable of holding off taller and heavier players.
Mallo also possesses excellent technical skills for a defender. He is very much attack-minded, has highly impressive dribbling skills and can cross accurately while sprinting. He has a very decent right foot and can pose a threat to goal with his shooting from distance.
The most import strength of Mallo is his intelligence. He moves very cleverly across the pitch, both offensively and defensively. His clever runs into deep positions benefit his team's attacking game, while he also maintains a high level of focus defensively, making very few mistakes. He is a mature player, far beyond his years.Weaknesses
Mallo has very few weaknesses as a player. In terms of potential he is the complete package needed in a full-back.
Currently Mallo still receives too many cards. The reason is that he is highly determined, and is often over-aggressive. He needs to learn to be a little bit more composes in defence in order to avoid those cards.
In addition, Mallo doesn't have the technique of, say, Dani Alves. He has very good technique but it is not akin to the highest level of full backs in the world at the moment. He still needs to produce more in terms of scoring and assisting, but probably with time and due to his mentality and technical potential, this aspect will improve immensely.Mentality
Mallo has a perfect mentality. He is an intelligent young lad, who is always willing to learn more and more about the game. His development is so fast mainly due to his impressive approach to the game. Mallo is a real team player with no ego in his game, while he is also very aggressive for the sake of his side, courageous and also can control his temper in a great manner.
Club: Celta de Vigo
Name: HUGO MALLO
Shirt Name: HUGO MALLO
Injury Tolerance: B
- in sixty matches only played two times)
Top Speed: 83
Dribble Accuracy: 80
Dribble Speed: 82
Short Pass Accuracy: 76
Short Pass Speed: 75
Long Pass Accuracy: 77
Long Pass Speed: 78
Shot Accuracy: 71
Shot Power: 80
Shot Technique: 72
Free Kick Accuracy: 67
similar to Martin Montoya
Keeper Skills: 50
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 6SPECIAL ABILITIES
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:ATTACK / DEFENCE AWARENESS