been rewatching some of the stuff of the previous tournament that i have recorded, focusing on him and his performance, trying to understand why he didn't found his true level, and comparing with a couple of videos from his days on tigre,and analize more deeply the reason behind his low performance.
Most of the matches that i watched were him as an AM in estudiantes 4-2-3-1 line-up, we all know him more like a CM from his days in tigre or as the second AM (together with diego morales, the "real" AM, with a tendency of been more direct), in estudiantes he plays backward, more like a rebounder to clean up the play, his passing is less direct than his tigre days, when he had "la cancha de frente", so he goes for more incisive passing game.
Currently he plays with one forward in front of him, so he's "forced" to be more aggressive and reach the box, that's imo a clear difference with his tigre days, because they have galmarini, morales (and leone from time to time) to go for the goal, adding luna and maggiolo who were the forwards to the list and you have 5 clear options of goal scoring. With this i mean that he was the clear playmaker cause he didn't need to do much else, currently he plays further up on the field, less of a playmaker and more like a roaming AM with few ball time.
Why Jorge Luna doesn't get to play as AM? Because Martinez can defend, tracks back to close spaces near the CM, and works hard, he is much more discipline to the role he gets from pellegrino, while luna is a bit more lazy, even with his defensive role, martinez always tries to reach the box, luna just tryes to be more the playmaker, so he rarely gets in the area, Also pellegrino consider him more like a wide playmaker than like a real AM.
So IMO the coach think that the team tactics is more important than the individual development of his players, Luna, Auzqui, Correa, Martinez and Damonte are IMO the ones who struggles the most with they current role, all of them are playing out of the position they fell more comfortable, it was good for them on the defensive side, but have to pay a price offensively, that's why beside been the less scored team with river (14 goals) they're also the team with more draws with arsenal (9 draws), and the fifth team with less goals converted (16 goals). Only River, Quilmes, Colon and Racing have scored less goals during the torneo inicial than them