No doubt is a good player. It has great vision of play and excellent passes. His biggest flaw is to do nothing when the team needs. Before, another problem was its offensive participation. He just gave passes and almost never tried a kick. Thankfully, it improved slightly in this regard and today has more offensive presence (in addition to passes).
He did not have a bad season. On the contrary, although it seemed a ghost in some games, it was still important in others. He ranked second in the ranking of assists, with Giovanni Augusto (Atletico-MG), and just behind the Jádson.
Sevilla FC has signed 5 AMF's until today: Ganso, Franco Vázquez, Hiroshi Kiyotake, Joaquín Correa and Pablo Sarabia. They're building another great team again and with another style to play, probably more offensive than with Unai Emery.
The intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
I really hope this transfer is where he finally turns his career around, even more so since La Liga is the best league for playmakers to thrive. But he needs to work harder on the pitch or else either Vázquez or Correa (or both) will be starting on his place. Good luck Ganso!
The goalkeeper isn't another one, he is THE number one!
Just wanted to share these actions from him. Yeah he isn't playing that much, i guess he's still adapting and having Vázquez as starter doesn't help him to get more minutes because they're really similar players. This UCL match was his best imo, he seemed Sao paulo's before injurie Ganso, using his good passing and playing almost without put a foot in opponents' box-. Still he had some good actions, specially at passing...the team moved around him and that is simply great to see. He isn't still half of what he was at Santos or even at Sao Paulo, but I think he'll become better because he's surrounded by good players and Sampaoli's idea is offensive.
It's been some matches he played in Sevilla and seemed mostly more an all around cmf than a real amf playmaker...it's so strange his situation. Probably with Sampaoli leaving he'll get more minutes...still I can't understand why he barely played taking into account Sampaoli got him
Very nice video of all the games he played for Sevilla, yeah he played little but he made some interesting passes and movements
I hope the new coach makes him play more. About stats we can't do so much cause it would be unfair, eventhough I've always felt he deserves red SPS, the guy is constantly making very long-short grounded passes forward looking for strikers and the force in them is just crazy by moments. His problem is he's lazy and uncommited as fuck the 95% of time, that's why he doesn't play for NT or has more minutes, I guess.
I don't want to sound I'm trying to overrate him, but I can't see his technique/DA under reds tbh, he's so refined and clean at both...probably his technique is at Riquelme's level...I mean with all his body, his chest control is absolutely lovely as well as his foot control with any of his feet. I'm impressed about his long passing as well, he can put the ball where he wants, he became even better throught the years, he wasn't that good at Santos/Sao Paulo, he's more clean at it too.
He's lazy and slow as fuck but I can't think in so many better players than him technique wise in the world atm tbh. He's got all problems to be a world class player as a whole: lazy, unfit, injuries, slowness, only plays in one death position, etc...but the talent is in there and it's undeniable.
The perfect world for describing him, Classy Lazy ass lol. How is He doing atm? As a soccer fan I always wanted him to be Brazil's Number 10, a shame that He's getting older and doesn't look like he's changing or progressing in terms of mature