Friday, September 10, 2021

Mamardashvili with a terrible national debut, Guedes absent from lineup

While the previous rounds of the world cup qualification was overall positive for Valencia CF players, this round it was a more damp experience. 

Goncalo Guedes didn't start for Portugal against Azerbejan even after his previous good showing and only replaced Diego Jota in the 78th minute after the match was decided 3-0 in favor of Portugal.

Uros Racic did not have it better as he was once again an unused sub and his one outing for Serbia was when the match was already won 4-0 by Serbia. 

Daniel Wass on the other hand continued with his great performances for Denmark and after he was rested for one match he was back in the starting eleven and contributing two assist for his side.

Carlos Soler continued in the starting eleven, that is three matches in a row in his debut for Spain, he was also instrumental in Spain's previous performances, but on this occasion he wasn't as effective and while he did have some few great touches and an amazing short pass to Morata who then found Pablo who scored for Spain, but overall he looked tired and was replaced early in the second half.

Jose Luis Gaya was injured in the previous match and after testing him to determine the seriousness of his injury he was sent back to Valencia as a precaution. Turns out the injury isn't that bad, but he will need about a week to recover. 

Denis Cheryshev was an unused sub for Russia and seems like he is losing the coaches trust. He started well for Valencia CF, but has been unable to reproduce that at the national team.

Omar Alderete was an unused sub as well, probably rested after his previous match, his team won without him.

Maxi Gomez came in for Alvarez in the 72nd minute for Uruguay, but was unable to have an impact on the match.

Mamardashvili had his debut for Georgia, but it was bitter sweet for him as his side conceded four goals and lost the match. He would have preferred a different debut.