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Dimata asks for a pass to the field where he smiled again

by archysport

Almost a year after landing at Espanyol from Belgian football, Landry Dimata is looking for his place in a team where he has not yet found the desired regularity. The forward born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who has barely started in three of the 23 games this season, will be looking to regain prominence in this Saturday’s round of 16 tie against Mallorca (4pm, DAZN).

Son Moix is ​​a field of good memory for the Belgian nationalized striker. There he made his debut as a Spanish goal scorer in his second participation under Vicente Moreno. Dimata scored a key goal on an individual but also collective scale, as it allowed Espanyol to come close to just two points behind Mallorca. It was the first of five goals he scored last season, some of great value.

The rise forced Espanyol to execute the 2.2 million euro purchase option agreed with Anderlecht. This year, however, luck and success are resisting Dimata, who had a great chance against Barça and three more against Valencia. “He has had several problems this season, including injuries, covid and some relapses, which have prevented him from having regularity and being able to give his full potential,” said Vicente Moreno. The coach acknowledged in the previous match that his situation has changed: “Now he is training continuously and is contributing. It’s a matter of streaks and moments, but if it continues like this it will be able to turn everything it is generating “.

Dimata was one of the great promises of Belgian football, to the point that Robert Martínez followed him closely when he was in the lower national teams. But neither Wolfsburg, which paid 11 million in 2017, nor Anderlecht, which invested 5 million in 2019, had the desired prominence. A serious knee injury, in February 2019, kept him away from the pitch for 18 months, until August 2020. “I’m going to have fun,” he said in his presentation with the Spanish, where he began to end his ordeal. A year later, he claims to be in the field where he smiled again.

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