Jesús Vázquez matures in the defeat at the Camp Nou

Jesús Vázquez’s season is not being easy at all. The full-back has been working hard to improve his defensive facet, also aware of the competition he has with Gayà and the good course that Lato is taking. The footballer was close to leaving on loan in January but the club opted for his continuity, something that changed the context planned for him in the second part of the course. Despite that script twist, the player He is taking advantage of his opportunities and the last one was at the Camp Nou, with lights and shadows. The goal against Barcelona came with the unchecking of Raphinha from the Valencian left zone and Jesús was not able to stop him. Aware that at a defensive level he could improve in that action, the moment could cause nerves in the youth squad or on the other hand make him ‘grow’ in such a complicated scenario. Jesus did the latter.

In statistical value (Sofascore), Jesús Vázquez was the best Valencia player. It is true that he does not count his ‘miss’ in Raphinha’s goal but there is one thing that is clear and it is his ability to provide security in the pass and win duels. The left back won a total of 11 of the 18 games he played and won six ‘tackles’. In fact, the youth squad player was the player who won the most duels of the entire match with a total of 11. The next to win the most were Busquets, Raphinha and Hugo Duro, all with 6. In passing he also provided security with 90 percent hundred of the passes given but what is really important in the case of Jesus is psychological. Where another player would have ‘fallen’ due to his youth and the feeling of having been able to do more at 1-0, he showed that he was not affected excessively and he recovered. It is true that it is not enough, because in the elite there is no time for failures, but In a difficult season, without Gattuso’s confidence and without regularity in minutes, the coaching staff are very happy with their ability to turn around the match played at the Camp Nou.

The next step is now have a little more minutes And that could start with the match against Osasuna, where Lato will be out due to injury and Gayà is a serious doubt despite recovering from his discomfort.

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On Tuesday, the best eleven were chosen in the gold, silver and bronze categories and Valencianists appear in this last section. Curiously, two of the protagonists in the match against Barcelona, Fran Pérez and Jesús Vázquez, are in that type of alignment in which another player currently appears in the squad of the Mestalla team on loan from Barcelona: Nico González. In the silver section there are players well known in the First Division as Yéremi Pino, Fresneda or Pablo Barrios. Balde and Veigasome of the ‘cracks’ of the eleven gold.

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