Santander League 2018-19TOAlavs, Valladolid and Espanyol are at the top of the table at the start of the season
Nueve days. And ah, they are at the top of the ranking.The success comes to see them in this beginning of season.There are three unexpected teams at the top. TheSpanish, second; theAlavs, third, tied to points with the parrots; and theValladolid, sixth. The first two in Champions, both with 17 points, the other in the Europa League, with 15.The never seen. Three projects, three methods of work, three examples of austerityor how to make three templates with very little, with budget miseries. But there is more.The bet for the technicians, the success in the reinforcements, the patience …
It is not from now, it comes long.On December 1, 2017, the Alavs made the contracting of Abelardo official.It was a team without direction. And the Pitu,the third technician after the failures of Luis Zubelda and Gianni de Biasi.Three days later, on December 4, he debuted with acomeback in the Girona field (2-3). Day 14 of the last League. Ah, everything started. The resurgence.
Abelardo has changed the team. The game and the mentality.Since their arrival to the bench, the people of Vitoria move in numbers of Champions.They even dispute the leadership in this league start. Despite the success, nobody loses perspective in the team."Our goal is to continue the next year in First Division", assured the coach after winning this day to Celta.
The Alavs have just spent8.5 million in transfers in the transfer window. It is the fourth LaLiga team with less wastein additions. Only Eibar, Huesca and Valladolid have made their templates with less money.GuidettiIt was the largest expenditure of the Vitorians, costfour millions. Three paid for Twumasi and 1.5 for Toms Pina.
Analyst, second technician, assistant of Tito in Barcelona, coach …Rubi now smiled at football, but she has been a 'player' of the ball. It has gone through the benches ofThird, Second B, Second …And now it's on top in First. The master is one of the secrets of the success of Espanyol, by the way, a team from whichhe had to leave after leading three years to the subsidiary, between 2005 and 2008.
Rubi has returned to the parakeet club after ascending to Huesca, a milestone for Huesca club history.It is detailed, analyzes the opponent to the point of exhaustion and takes care of the relationship with the player.In addition to being true to your ideas, to an offensive football style. The master is from the school ofGuardiola, of which he declares himself an admirer, and in his notebook he only reads 4-3-3.And it does not have vertigo. "We are going to defend the second position," he commented after the victory against Huesca.
But the success of Espanyol is also in the signings.In the bet for Borja Iglesias, an 'unknown' player in Primera.I had only played 12 minutes on the lite, but the club did not doubt it. P10 millionto Celtic and he became thehigher outlay pericofor a soccer player. Now, time is giving reason and the striker is the Pichichi parakeet, with four goals, at the start of the season.
Sergio Gonzlez is still on the bench of Valladolid, but …the start garter well could have put him on the street.Five games without winning, three draws, two defeats and a worrying sequa scoring:the team was unmarked until the fifth day.Patience has a prize. And Valladolid straightened the course. So much so thathas won the last four matchesconsecutively: Levante, Villarreal, Huesca and Betis.
Sergio is one of the architects of this reaction.The now and the past. Since his arrival on the bench last April 10, the pucelanos were others.First, they promoted to First."Sergio played a magic key and, suddenly, activates something that we had asleep", recognizes Nacho, left side. And, now, they have placed sixth in the top category,two points from Champions and three from the leader.
More little an. Valladolid occupies a Europa League position. And he does it with aminimum spending on reinforcements, the smallest of all Primera teams.The Pucelanos, who maintain the base of the last campaign, only paid forAlcaraz and Cop.One and a half million in total.
And, chances of fate or not,the takeoff of the team has coincided with the incorporation of Ronaldoto the presidency of the club. Since the Brazilian is the 'boss' the pucelanos win and win and win again. And he, delighted: "Big victory Pucela, with claw, illusion and work come the results", write on social networks after the triumph at Villamarn.
? Ronaldo Nazrio (@Ronaldo)October 21, 2018