The role of Víctor Sánchez in the Espanyol de Abelardo

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He said it at the beginning of the season. I didn’t want to live a beginning like the one he had with Ruby, for whom he barely counted. Advanced the championship the technician of Vilassar returned to trust him. But the previous months had been so hard for the second captain of the Spanish that at the end of the League, and with the qualification for Europe in his pocket, he set to work individually.

So the preseason came the state of Victor Sanchez stood out above the rest of his teammates. Why with David Gallego played as a starter and with Pablo Machín likewise, he even took the responsibility to chop the stopped balls. In a Espanyol that did not start, which weighed the minutes and the overexertion caused by an anomalous summer, the midfielder gave air to the double pivot of a Marc Roca disentangled

The midfielder made a separate preseason to gain ownership

The match against Osasuna in the RCDE Stadium It was a catastrophe. The comeback of the Navarrese marked Machín that three days later he was dismissed. That meeting was also key to the role of Víctor Sánchez in the team because he was injured. Sprain in the right knee. Esteban Barn, which had also been performing at a high level compared to the rest of the workforce but whose role was reduced by being the team guide in Europa League, played the next three days against the Real Madrid, Betis Y Leganés.

The Christmas break came and with it the third change of coach in the blue and white club. Around the corner, the derby against the Barça. Barn was serving a penalty for card accumulation and Victor Sanchez was still injured. TO Abelard he had the ground paved to relocate David Lopez in the double pivot, next to Marc Roca, and the play came out round.

The return of David López to the double pivot can relegate him to the background

Everything indicates that David López has returned to the center of the field to stay. Two weeks will have passed since the derby until Sunday’s game against Villarreal. Two weeks in which Abelardo has been able to try and work with all the possible companions of Marc Roca, from David López and Granero through Ander Iturraspe (which replaced David López in the derby) and Pol Lozano. The last to join was Víctor Sánchez earlier this week, recently recovered from his injury.

Abelardo still has days to decide who will be called to the La Cerámica stadium and who will be part of the double pivot. The position of the plant is one of those that is being sought to strengthen in this winter market because it limps. Without David López of central and with a defense of four, Bernardo Espinosa, Naldo, Fernando Calero Y Lluís López, ownership is replayed. Bernardo starts with an advantage for having coincided with the coach in the Sporting of Gijón and Calero was not called the last day. It is an unknown how it will flow.

Most likely, Víctor Sánchez does not enjoy minutes if one considers that he is the midfielder who has trained less with Abelardo. In addition, if the technician returns to bet on David López as a more fixed pivot accompanying a more loose Marc Roca, the veteran pivot must reset the account again to renew the role he managed to change in the preseason. The competitiveness in the core has increased and that is good news for Espanyol as a whole.


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