Sevilla FCAfter more than 600 games as a winger, he now chains three years as a winger
ConSagna and Zabaletaheaddresses,Pep GuardiolacoachManchester City, He had to improvise with a player on the right side who was already guessing the conditions to function in that area due to his physical constitution:Jesus Navas. It was a match againstArsenal, inapril 2017, and should be measured to the ChileanAlexis Sanchez. He passed the test with a note. The Catalan coach himself had previously placed him as a laneman when he played with three centrals, although with the possession of the City his work was almost exclusively as a winger. It would be afirst essayof what awaited him months later at Sánchez-Pizjuán.
That summer he returned toSeville by Berizzo, who preferred to see it as extreme. It did not end with the Argentine style. TheMontella’s arrival and the need (Corchia’s injury this time) opened the door for him to start as a winger in the Cup against Atlético, with Sarabia ahead. His biggest test was to measure himself inChampions to United, again before Alexis Sánchez, who had exchanged London for Manchester.Julen Lopetegui, as coach at the time, was in the stands aiming. The future did not unite them with Spain, but in Seville.
That step back that he took with Montella was already immovable.I would not play ahead of the side again, except for very specific circumstances during the development of a meeting, such as whenKoundé peeks from behind. A new life for Jesus.“It has lost a bit of spark or that devilish overflow speed,” commented Pablo Blanco, its discoverer, for MARCA. “Maintains resistance. That is why this new position comes as a ring to your finger. It never stops. Never”, exposes.
WithPablo MachínHe played as a lane, practically the same function as a winger because the Soria coach closed with five in defense. And his presence in the rival area has always been constant, with a line of five or four, as at present.Caparrós, when the ex-Girona was dismissed, kept Jesús as a winger, as much as it was the utrerano who shaped him for the first team as a winger.
Thirteen games with Guardiola(eight lane and five lateral);17 with Montella; 34 with Pablo Machín; 10 with Caparrós; and 32 to date with Lopetegui. All of these plussevenin which he has defended the shirt of theSpanish selection, to which he returned in March last year after five years without being cited. Always as a side.Luis Enrique counts on him. The European Championship awaited him. Now he looks towards 2021. And arenovation with Sevillauntil you drop from exhaustion. He has been in his new position for more than a hundred games.Where will your limit be?