It’s not enough, maybe it’s too late, but De Paul is taking that step forward that was expected. The Argentine has raised his performance in recent games and begins to offer those sensations that he did show at some moments in the first part of the course, but irregularly. Atlético is counting on him (and his best version) for the future, and with the contribution of figures more similar to those of Udinese, which they took to the Wanda Metropolitano.
de paul wears three goals and two assists in this season, far from the 9+11 of last year in Italy. The last goal was achieved two days ago, in Elche, the culmination of a good performance by the midfielder. Against Sevilla, the Argentine only made one shot on goal, but generated four scoring chances the most in the game, especially involved in Suárez seeing the goal, and also the rojiblanco who made the most good passes in the opposite field (23), followed by Koke (15).
Simeone has found accommodation for De Paul together with the captain and Kondogbia, the new midfield triangle. The french watch your back to his companions, looser to generate danger. According to the artificial intelligence data collected by Olocip, the Argentine is the second footballer who has generated the most value for Atlético, 7.05, only surpassed by João Félix. He is the best at set pieces, through passes and good passes in general.
In Italy they continue to sigh for the Argentine, with Inter as the most insistent suitor, but Atlético does not have him on their transfer list. The first year has been considered one of transition and adaptation and for the second, what he promised will be demanded again. Before, against Real Sociedad, De Paul must leave a good taste in the mouth as the end of a difficult year.