Steven Alzate stands out in Belgium for his return to England

Steven Alzate was close to staying in Brighton when he was looking for regularity and minutes in a season where Alexis McAllister and Moises Caicedo were the owners of the midfield and the positions where the Colombian could play. That is why the decision to change teams, although until the last minute last summer he was able to find a place to feel comfortable, it was Standard Liège who opted for him and with his football he has responded to the confidence of coach Ronny Deila.

Six months after his arrival in Belgium, Alzate has become a key part of the coach who has started him in 17 of the 20 games played. Upon his arrival, the Colombian stated that he felt comfortable doing the work of a mixed midfielder with a lot of arrival in the rival area. He currently has 2 goals and 1 assist that have shown that he continues to comply with what DT asks for.

From England they assure that Alzate will have to return to Brighton after finishing his loan Since the most likely thing is that the team will lose the Argentine (Mac Allister) and the Ecuadorian (Caicedo) at the end of the season, which would leave a gap where the Colombian could reappear and taking into account the continuity that he adds in Belgium, it would give him a good hand to the coach that in the event of running out of Alexis or Moises, the return of Alzate would be the best considering what they could save on a transfer.

Alzate improves its performance in the offensive phase

Taking into account that both leagues are very different in terms of demand. The 24-year-old player has managed to improve his contribution in the offensive phase, something that he had limited in Brighton since he played too much on the front line without a chance to accompany much in attack. Now with Standard Liège he has managed to become a more complete midfielder, with a lot of physical deployment and vision of the game to position himself in places where he can give important passes to the forwards.


Be Soccer Pro

According to the BeSoccer Pro graph, Alzate has grown successfully in the passes to the last third of the field, he has lost in recoveries, but because his role now is to play closer to the rival area backed by the Bosnian Gojko Cimirot, that performs more defensive tasks. His loan with the Belgian team does not have a purchase option, so his return to Brighton must be given unless he makes a purchase offer that suits the parties.

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