What is it to be a gamer? selection? The question cliche It is the one that the fan repeats to endify or sacrifice a soccer player. There are many examples of one side or the other, and one of them -of the good ones- is Pedro Gallese. The ‘Octopus’ is not only the savior of Peru, he is also the captain and leader. And he shows it on and off the field. The goalkeeper spent the night in a Spanish police station after the incident with the local police in a banner organized by the Peruvian fans and, despite the zero hours of sleep, decided to play the friendly against Morocco and was a key player in the goalless draw.
gallese it was again ‘San Pedro’ in the first half against Morocco, as it was on several occasions against Germany last Saturday. The goalkeeper kept his goal clean with a couple of incredible saves, at the height of his greatness with the Peruvian team. If the team that finished fourth in the last World Cup did not go to halftime with an advantage on the scoreboard, after being dominant in the first 45 minutes, it was especially because of the national goalkeeper.
With that leadership gallese, and that gesture of playing when they could calmly rest, the Bicolor won a draw in the sixth friendly of the Reynoso era, and the second on European lands. A tie with a passing grade, with a changed team, without experiments, which at times had passages of good football.
Clearly there are still things to correct, make some adjustments, but the Blanquirroja stopped at the Cívitas Metropolitano, the Atlético de Madrid stadium, against the surprise of Qatar 2022. Morocco is not a powerful team, but it is in the elite and it came to beat Brazil. For this reason, the feelings left by the match are good, with some footballers who stood out more. Therefore, below we present the UnoxUno of the shock.
The captain could not miss the game, beyond the incident he suffered the night before. Pedro put on his gloves and left his goal at zero being, once again, one of the best. The ‘Octopus’ had a couple of interventions in the first half at the level of what he represents in the national team.
The Moroccan squad’s attacks were more on the Peruvian left wing, so Luis didn’t have as much work. And when they knocked on the door he knew how to control the plays. He also gave himself time to attack.
He had been the best of the team. With him as leader, the Bicolor showed a lot of security behind. The ‘León’ ordered the defense and saved some arrivals from Morocco with spectacular closures. However, he foolishly got sent off for assaulting a rival.
He got along very well with Zambrano as his central duo and with the winger Trauco. Quick and safe for the closures and relieve the teammates of him. In addition, he always showed himself to come out with the ball under control.
Beyond suffering in defense with the constant attacks from winger Ziyech and full-back Mazroui, Miguel has qualities that enhance the team. Security and patience when transporting the ball, precision in long passes, and a very good short game. He gets along very well with Yotún.
He is the owner of the Peruvian midfield. He fought on defense and almost always won, as well as joining the attack whenever he could. From an anticipation of his in the middle, a clear chance for the national cast was born. It was also the first exit pass, a function that he exchanged with Yotún.
At times imprecise, but he is the only one who dares to filter passes. Always forward. At times he stood in the middle of the centrals to start the plays. He is still far from being the Yotun of the Qualifiers for Russia 2018, but his performance was good.
Disappeared during the time he was in the camp. He was so focused on supporting Luis Advíncula in defense that he never went on the attack. He did not have a single overflow, much less initiate any dangerous action.
It’s a winger, but the left-wing position, with the function of doubling the brand and supporting Trauco, knows it very well. However, he was uncomfortable at all times. He did not transcend in the game and did not do much when it came to defending. He was traded at halftime.
He continues to show that, with the ball at his feet, he is different from the Bicolor. When Peru couldn’t find a way out with a controlled ball, André would go down to ask for the ball and make the team play. The problem is that in attack he was very far from the midfielders and Lapadula.
Combative as always, but that is not enough. Gianluca was absorbed by the Moroccan central defenders. The Italian Serie B striker tried to team up with his teammates out of the box, but he didn’t have a single chance in front of goal.
His entry gave another air on the left wing. In the 45 minutes that he was on the field, the ‘Oreja’ was participatory, supported in defense and also created danger for his side
He replaced Luis Advíncula at right back, a hint that Reynoso may use him in that position. The Emmen FC centre-back was not out of place in that position.
His entry did not influence any improvement in attack for Peru.
After the expulsion of Zambrano, he entered in place of Yotún to accompany Tapia in the middle. He did it well.
It didn’t make it into the game.
Came in at 90 minutes.
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