I have a positive opinion about him until today at APOEL Nicosia, despite missing all APOEL's summer Champions League qualifying matches because of struggling to reach satisfactory fitness levels.
Since reaching match-fit levels in September, he never looked back and took over the first-choice Left-Back position from captain Nectarios Alexandrou, relatively easily.
Despite the fact that as a reliable defensive Left-Back he is he doesn't attack much and he doesn't make many forward runs, and he rather regularly holds his position in defense, I am impressed with the quality of his crosses, when he actually tries some, and his deliveries in general, especially in comparison with former APOEL Left-Backs, like Marios Antoniades. Here is Lago assisting De Camargo with a cross for APOEL's winning goal Vs Astana in the Europa League: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4tcsy ... 2016_sport
, and him assisting Pieros Sotiriou in APOEL's 1-0 win Vs Young Boys also in the Europa League(01:57): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hnWiXO8-zk
About his Condition/Fitness
seems easily better than what he is currently given, like about 5 (+1)
as he seems a really reliable Left-Back with stable defensive performaces, like last week in the 0-1 Win Vs Olympiacos Piraeus(Away) in the Europa League. Also, his Weight
seems easily more than 70kg
(APOEL's Website lists him at 76kg (+6)
: http://www.apoelfc.com.cy/nqcontent.cfm ... ayerid=148
), as he seems to me a really strong and muscular player for his size in the position of Left-Back(Body Balance
also to rise to about 79 (+2)
), and this has contributed to a general loss of Agility
, reducing his ability to move forward with the ball and shift the ball around opponents with quick body movements, so I would like to see it being reduced to about 77 (-2)