football prosperity christian cave It is not only a reality within the field, but also in the virtual world of video games. With less than a month to go before the playoffs, FIFA 22 highlighted ‘Aladdin’ with a special card with a very high score, which is no coincidence for what he has been doing in the last season.
After his great current performance, with tireless demonstrations of his enormous quality both in the Peruvian national team and in his club Al-Fateh, Cueva was chosen by the EA Sports game to be part of the ‘Team of the Season’ (Team of the season ) of the Saudi Pro League in Ultimate Team mode.
Thanks to this, the score of the new ‘Aladdin’ card is 91, being the fourth best in qualifying, tied with the Nigerian Odion Ighalo, André Carrillo’s teammate at Al-Hilal. Above him, there is only the Argentine Éver Banega of Al-Shabab, with 94, as well as the Brazilians Anderson Talisca of Al-Nassr (93) and Romarinho of Al-Ittihad (92).
This is the highest score that Christian Cueva has obtained so far. Regularly his card was around 73 points, while in the Team of the Week it reached 79. But now he has made the big jump to 91, becoming listed in FUT with a price of 41 thousand coins on PS4 and 40 thousand on PC.
Beyond his general score, the virtues that FIFA 22 highlights the Peruvian player the most are dribbling (95), speed (92) and passing (90). And is not for less. ‘Aladdin’ has proven to be a player with a good foot infinite times. He can dodge opponents with ease as well as give extraordinary assists. In addition, he is in a pretty optimal rhythm. The individual training sessions have served him well to improve in various aspects.
Now, this FIFA rating takes into account especially Cueva’s performance in the Saudi Professional League. And although his team does not stand out among the first places (8th), he has managed to maintain himself at the highest level since he landed in the Middle East.
‘Aladino’ arrived at Al-Fateh in the middle of the 2020/21 season and played 15 games, leaving a positive balance of eight goals and five assists. That important contribution has continued in the current campaign. In fact, he is the undisputed figure of his team and is already making a name for himself among the best footballers in Saudi Arabia.
So far, the Peruvian has played 21 games in the local tournament, all as a starter, in which he has scored eight goals and given seven assists. He is the top scorer in his team with Firas Al-Buraikan, who has scored the same number of times as a centre-forward. Likewise, in total, Cueva has completed 1,823 minutes played, being the fourth player with the most activity in the Al-Fateh squad.
But it is not only decisive at club level, but also at national team level. Christian Cueva has been very key for Peru in the Qualifiers for Qatar 2022. He is essential for Ricardo Gareca’s scheme. And, for many, he is the best player on this team.
‘Aladino’ has been the scorer for ‘Blanquirroja’ in the Qualifiers with five goals. Together with Yoshimar Yotún, he is the player with the most matches played in the qualifier (17), only behind Pedro Gallese (18). In addition, he contributed with two valuable assists.
Taking all of the above into account, there is no doubt that Christian Cueva deserves as high a score as he was given in FIFA 22. He is at his best and he has not only shown it in Saudi Arabia. Now, the Peruvian will seek to stay at that level and continue to do well with his club and national team. The special letter they gave him in the video game -a reflection that he is already doing things well- also represents an important motivational injection for the playoffs.