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Yaser Asprilla: praise from his manager at Watford for his first start | Colombians Abroad

Juan Camilo Hernández left for Major League Soccer in the United States, but Watford celebrates with another Colombian in their ranks. Yaser Asprilla jumped from Envigado FC thanks to his excellent showings bound for the Premier League, but the plan went awry with relegation. Now in the Championship, he will have the desired regularity to attract the attention of Néstor Lorenzo.

Yaser Asprilla came through the ranks of Watford in the Championship and there is no doubting the great player when he shows his speed on the ball and his long strides that favor that speed even more. With a biotype that is not ideal for the Premier League because of how thin he is, the second division will be important to meet the best version of him, and little by little he begins to show it.

Robert Owen Edwards put it in from the beginning on the second date of the Championship when Watford visited Birmingham City, a game in which Yaser Asprilla made his official debut. Yaser participated in his team’s offense with a long shot that went over the crossbar.

The commitment was put uphill for Watford that at 19 minutes lost by the slightest difference. Already in the complement, Yaser Asprilla participated in the goal with a play at first intention in which he enabled his teammate on the right wing, a center that Birmingham rejected and Ken Sema took advantage of the rebound with a shot that Rey Manaj deflected to the bottom to tie.

Thirteen minutes after the equalizing goal, Yaser Asprilla was substituted. 76 important minutes to gain confidence. So much so that he was applauded by Robert Owen Edwards, his trainer. As he left, the strategist was waiting for him with a big hug. Second vote of confidence after lining it up. Later, he dedicated a few words to the Colombian.

“I want to congratulate Yaser on his first start. He did great. He looks like he’s nine years old here and shouldn’t be on the pitch but ‘wow’ he’s very skilled, with a lot of personality and a lot of grit!” said Robert Owen Edwards. Yaser Asprilla and Watford’s next match will also be away against Preston.

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