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Pedro Aquino, the gladiator who came back to fight all for Peru: Is his great match against New Zealand enough for him to start in the playoffs?

Pedro Aquino, the gladiator who came back to fight all for Peru: Is his great match against New Zealand enough for him to start in the playoffs?

Pedro Aquino, the gladiator who came back to fight all for Peru: Is his great match against New Zealand enough for him to start in the playoffs?

Nothing is discovered, but Peter Aquinas He is a man of confidence in the squad of the Peruvian national team andn 1-0 win over New Zealand He showed that he is here to contribute a lot to the World Cup objective. Beyond the fact that Renato Tapia is the undisputed starter in the national midfield, Aquino is always there to put his strong leg and put order in the zone.

Setbacks and injuries kept him out of the Peruvian team for a few months. He did not go to the Copa América in June 2021, but reappeared in October and November. He did not start the year well due to a muscle injury and a fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his left foot, but he is already recovered to give everything for the Bicolor.

At the RCDE Stadium in Barcelona, ​​Pedro Aquino was the star of the Peruvian team. The New Zealanders proposed a locked game, cut and in that style, the national midfielder is a specialist. In midfield he always cut off attacks in the central zone and sometimes pressed further forward to generate an error on the way out.

Is it enough for the playoff?

In the work carried out by Ricardo Gareca in his team, Pedro Aquino is considered the natural replacement for Renato Tapia. Although there were occasions in which they played together (only three times in the Qualifiers did both start as starters, at the beginning of the contest and in another three they had minutes together on the field), their positions are opposed by the characteristics they possess.

With the entry of Sergio Peña in eleven, Pedro Aquino lost his place in that midfield. Yoshimar Yotún is the other indisputable, so it was difficult for the current America midfielder to have a place, in addition to the fact that he had the bad luck of injuries that did not allow him to be there.

However, Pedro has proven to be at the level to play in the Peruvian starting eleven. He has more record than Renato Tapia, but he lacks the development that the Celta player has and above all, Tapia offers that defensive job of getting between the central defenders when they attack us.

Perhaps the injury that drags Renato Tapia opens a place for him in the eleven next Monday. The other option to get into the starting team is that Ricardo Gareca is encouraged to make the variant of removing Peña to plant a more marked line of three in the middle, with Tapia-Aquino and Yotún a little more advanced on the left zone, so that he joins more with Cueva and Trauco.

Source: Elcomercio

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