AMF/LMF 14 Lodeiro - looks very talented/good touches & dribbling/quality pace/poor LF shot/definitely agile/solid response/-bal/LF/Solid DS/Weak LPS/Solid curl/not bad in def55-57?/solid ST/nice tech on cut short angle pass/a ridiculous 1st touch in traffic...then dribbled around 4 3 guys to get to by-line to win a corner/AMF?/Tech is on par with Cigarini 85+/*Dribbling/WFF3/Ave SPA/85-86DA?/a not great poke touch, and then he ran down player in position and took the ball away...ment, Def or res?/80 res?/78-80ment/72-73Bal?/kinda weak shot off target/good attack..76-77?/Another weak cross that wasn't very accurate/Ave TW/TS 81?/DS 80?/really good response on play to turn into a counter....with a solid-good through pass/really poor shot attempt launched/1v1 with keeper and he over hits a chip shot/loves to shoot this game...two back to back shots after that/a great turn with ball...and gets a shot off with good curl, okay pace...and hits post/Maybe 76-78 att/86+ Agi/pretty good stamina...still doing his thing 80+/incredible back and forth 1-2 passes w/ Morales..ended with a nice through pass/
So in summary to my previous notes on him, I can feel pretty confident in these values.+Lodeiro #14 AMF - good run back to win ball and pass back to defense/TS83?/great ball juke to get around guy and draw foul/Good anticipation of loose balls/ACC84-85/a little feisty/awesome LF overhead kick/nice touch and turn to draw foul/might be a little weak/good job tracking back to help out in def again/nice chip pass into box/dribbles around 2 players using DA, *Tact, & Agi/ave BB/77-79res/*Drib/looked decently strong in challenge/not lazy/DA ball glued to foot in traffic/took RF shot/not bad header...ave/BB probably 74-76/often target on throw ins/good directed header/not really hooking up with players all that well...either ave PA or TW/solid attack/touch let him down one play/gets into attack for shot attempts, but blasted both over/nice LF chip pass into box/decent curl/DS is nothing special/LMF 14 Lodeiro - LFK taken pretty short in Dominguez's absence/*center?/LFK again was a bit weak, but looked to have good shape/draws a lot of fouls/ck taker/used tact dribb to get through 2 players/spassing looks nothing special/Needs *tact/nice soft well placed LFK/77-79DS/-BB/agi84?/DA is better than Agi/71-72BB/possibly more about sta than ment...but ment isn't bad/1st touch glued to foot/WFF3/TW might suffer because he often loses the ball from too much dribbling/good job in AMF role to get the ball and distribute quickly/SPA didn't lead really/BB on par with Buonanotte/AMF 14 Lodeiro in for Morales - mainly uses LF, but not a terrible RF shot wide/good job getting ball in attack, and using agility to have the brib run through middle for the RF shot/spass might be a little weak/another good job in attack heading ball down to get to dribble toward sideline to cut back pass/amazing job to not only react quickly to ball, but then use agi & da to get past 4 guys and draw a foul/not bad accel/couple good header passes/no threat with LFK/crosses are a little weak..takes CK too/better LFK into box well placed and decent curl/cons 5?/solid side outlet LP/playing central nice chip into box for assist/confident 1st touch/SPS 72-75/will get caught from behind/a bit weak SP/awesome 1st touch to create shot opportunity/
Nicolas Lodeiro is a talented attacking midfielder who currently plays for Uruguayan side Nacional Monteviedo. Thanks to his quick feet, technique and similarly short height, Lodeiro has already been compared by the local Uruguayan media to Lionel Messi. It seems that like Messi, it won't be too long until Lodeiro finds himself playing in one of the major European leagues.
Lodeiro was born in 1989 in Paysandu, which borders Argentina. It was here that he made his first steps as a footballer in the youth sides of local club Barrio Obrero. It wasn’t too long before his talent was recognised by a local scout called Daniel Lopez who nurtured him to play for the youth team at Nacional Monteviedo aged only 14 years old.
Four years later, at the age of 18, Lodeiro made his debut for the Nacional first team against Phoenix on August 19, 2007. Later on in the year he also scored his first senior goal and it was clear to see that in Lodeiro, there was a new star in the making.
A year later, Lodeiro continued to make progress, securing more playing time and even scored against River Plate in the Pre-Libertadores playoff. But 2009 was the year that Lodeiro really began to make progress. His three goals and several assists in the Copa Libertadores helped Nacional to reach the semi finals of the tournament.
During 2009, Lodeiro also progressed on the international scene with good performances for the Uruguay under-20 national team. This included outstanding performances at a South American under-20 tournament in Venezuela where he scored three goals and led Uruguay to third place. He also contributed impressively at the FIFA under-20 tournament in Egypt, scoring two goals in four matches. Recently, Lodeiro made his debut for the Uruguay senior team against Costa Rica in the World Cup playoffs, having been called up by coach Oscar Tabarez. Lodeiro is very much in line to be selected for this summer's World Cup in South Africa.
Lodeiro is well known for his ability to glide past players with ease, due to his speed, close control and dribbling ability. He is also a very energetic player and his fitness ensures excellent movement on the pitch. Ladeiro likes to come towards a player in order to receive the ball and subsequently take control of play. However, he also likes to move wide towards the flanks and can often be found on both sides of the pitch and operating in the middle during the course of the same game. Lodeiro is two footed but has a particularly lethal left foot shot and is dangerous from free kicks.
Lodeiro's talent has not gone unnoticed and there are already plenty of rumors surrounding a potential €5M Euro transfer abroad. Major clubs including Barcelona, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and others have already been linked to the player and it appears that a big move is just around the corner.
All in all, Lodeiro is one of the most exciting prospects in world football today. If he keeps working hard and making progress at the rate that he already has done, it won't be long before he is a familiar name to football fans across the world.
Talented Nicolas Lodeiro is a young boy, who excelled on South American U21 championship.
This competition that traditionally gathers great number of scouts from all over the world is a gold mine of talents. 20-year-old Lodeiro is a star in Uruguay, playing for Nacional Montevideo.
Scouts of big South American clubs spotted him in time and having in mind that he was born practically on the border between Uruguay and Argentina, he almost ended up in one of Argentinean big clubs.
Nacional scouts reacted right away, so he was taken from Paysandú at an early age and even then he showed signs of what a great player he will be. He made an early debut for the A squad, against Fenix in 2007.
Everyone in Uruguay likes to compare him with Messi, first of all because he is only 169 cm tall and because he has an excellent technique. Still, his position is in the midfield, as this is a typical playmaker, fantastic assistant excellent at free kicks. In spite of his fragile physique, Lodeiro seems restless, never forgets about his defense duties, which is untypical of talented South Americans.
Several Spanish clubs have already set their eye on him; actually, Villarreal and Atletico Madrid wanted to sign him after one U21 tournament where he lead Uruguayans national youth squad, but his agent Daniel Fonseca said that it was still early for European adventures.
Lodeiro has grown now, three goals in Copa Libertadores and several assistances he made so far in the competition indicate that he is improving big time.
Offers will probably come flooding Nacional this summer; current price is around 5 million Euros and some of the interested clubs will try to make a deal already in the next few months.
One of the most probable options will be an Italian club, where this young player’s agent has great contacts, and then perhaps going on-loan somewhere which would gain him the necessary experience and stamina for the big challenges.
juanma_16 wrote:I think Lodeiro deserves more than 80 in Short pass accuracy and 85+ stamina.
Ajacied_Breda1 wrote:juanma_16 wrote:I think Lodeiro deserves more than 80 in Short pass accuracy and 85+ stamina.
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