Friday, September 3, 2021

Soler debuts with a goal, Maxi still struggling

The initial round of world cup qualification matches is over and we have some good news thanks to Carlos Soler who managed to score on his debut match for Spain, but that goal was short lives as just a minute later Sweden would go on to equalize the score and ultimately win the match 2-1. Carlos Soler started in a midfield of three with him playing on the right side of it. He will be pleased with his debut, but with Spain losing the match its a bitter sweet debut. 

Jose Luis Gaya on the other hand did not start the match, nor did he get any minutes as later on Spain was chasing the score and were trying to equalize the match with the substitutes all being attack minded. 

Maxi Gomez started the match for Uruguay and he was on the field for 66 minutes, but was completely isolated from play and was ineffective throughout the match. This is I believe his second start back to back and he's failed to impress, which bodes bad for his future in the Uruguayan national team. 

So overall a successful round of qualifying matches for Valencia CF players in an individual manner as they played well for their national teams. Guedes, Wass, Soler all had great matches scoring goals and providing assists. Racic also featured in the 4-0 stomp for Serbia and Cheryshev was a starter for Russia.