Yellu solves ‘English’

The Valencia Mestalla is going from strength to strength. Strong and engaged in the fight for the leadership of Segunda RFEF, they returned to give another joy in the Premier League International Cup, eliminating Brighton and getting into the semifinals of the championship. The meeting was vibrant and with a markedly British character due to the incessant rain that fell incessantly and the physical style of the contest. When everything seemed like it was going to be decided in extra time, Jesús Santiago ‘Yellu’ emerged to, in injury time, score a winning goal with designation of origin: ‘English-style’, coming from the second row to beat the goalkeeper and unleash madness on the Valencian bench.

The season from Cartagena has gone from less to more and in England he achieved his best performance to date, giving a sample of his potential. The footballer of the generation of 2004 responds to the prototype of the English ‘box to box’ midfielder capable of covering a lot of the field, stepping on both areas and participating in tasks of creation and destruction. Against Brighton, in a very physical game context, He emerged to contribute to the team in both halves: offering to complement the ball out, stealing in midfield and appearing in the last third.or to threaten with the shot from medium distance and with arriving from the second line.

Still at a youth age, Yellu has played a total of 20 games with the subsidiary in the RFEF Second Division, in seven of them he has started and the truth is that despite the last three substitutions, their share has grown a lot in 2023. At the time, José Bordalás bet very strongly on him with that promotion to the first team, but the reality is that he is taking the right steps towards the elite. This campaign touched that leap to the subsidiary and little by little it has been gaining prominence.

Key moment of the course

The Mestalla now plays the decisive part of the season, in which they must confirm what has been done so far and follow in the lead of the leader to fight to make the promotion a reality. In this ‘mission’, Yellu’s role could be important and it is expected that he will settle down and give options to the midfield in the last stretch. This course has played both as a pivot and inside, a location where he displays his full potential due to the freedom he has and the meters of field he can cover. With Adri Gómez, Javi Guerra, Vicente Esquerdo, Martín Tejón or Yellu himself, Angulo has plenty of raw material.

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