Enric Gallego, demanding scorer who wants to go up with Tenerife

Enric Gallego, exigente goleador que quiere subir con el Tenerife


“I’m demanding and I think I should have more goals”. This statement was made by Enric Gallego just a while after possibly scoring the goal of matchday 36 in LaLiga SmartBank. The Tenerife striker sensed Bravo’s pass, intercepted it and as a good scorer he didn’t think twice, he shot on goal from more than 30 meters overcoming Altube’s stretch. “It was a ball that I could reach. I cut it and as soon as I controlled it I saw the goalkeeper in front and it went well,” he said with the same naturalness with which he hit the goal.

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A) Yes, This experienced striker already has ten celebrations and is Tenerife’s second highest scorer. A few minutes before lifting Heliodoro with that great goal, he had scored with a header, in collaboration with a defender who inadvertently helped him. He opened the can of a game that was beginning to get complicated.

Photo by Enric Gallego

Enric arrived on the Island after disassociating himself from Osasuna, where he did not finish finding good feelings. Those that brought him to professional football at an atypical age, since at 32 many are considering the option of retirement. However, in his case, he was living a second youth after Extremadura signed him from Cornellá, in Second B.

His 26 goals in 39 games with the Extremaduran team aroused the interest of Huesca, with whom he made his debut in the First Division. The Huesca team will be their next rival and perhaps their next victim. “I was very happy there. Both the fans and the team are inside me because they behaved very well with me, the truth is that it will be a special match”, he admitted.

Juan Carlos Cordero, sports director of Tenerife, managed to convince him to be an important part of the 21/22 project. He made his debut on matchday three and on matchday 13 he scored his first goal when some began to doubt his goalscoring ability. A sprained ankle, however, got in the way of his adaptation to the team and therefore had to stop. Little by little, he gained Ramis’ trust, starting 22 of his 27 appearances.

Corpulent, winner and very annoying for the rival defense, Enric Gallego is already beginning to be decisive for Tenerife who sees how every time the Catalan scores, the team adds. In addition, the fact that he thinks he should have more goals speaks clearly of the demand and ambition of him. Possibly his second goal against Fuenlabrada will not be the only one, but surely few will be as showy and spectacular.

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