Paqueta top of the 23rd round The beauty has yet to come

Paqueta top of the 23rd round The beauty has yet to come

February 11, 2019 0 By admin

Lucas Paquetá, 21, Milan's star. Lapresse

Lucas Paquetá, 21, Milan's star. Lapresse

Lucas Paquetà is the winner of the weekly poll of the Gazzetta dello Sport, which in collaboration with Gillette is carrying out the "Young Promises" initiative to highlight the best Under 23 in Serie A. The Brazilian of Milan was the most voted of the 23rd day, despite a more fierce competition than usual: to contend the record with him the purple goalkeeper Lafont, excellent protagonist of the draw between Fiorentina and Napoli at the Franchi and Inter attacker Lautaro Martinez, who with his goal from the incoming has allowed to the Nerazzurri to conquer the Tardini of Parma. But Paquetà has popped up, at the first goal in Italy with Milan shirt.

goal and mourning
The January market was very fruitful for Gattuso, asking Piatek and Paquetà. The Brazilian has found the net against Cagliari after seven matches in the Rossoneri (between league, Coppa Italia and Supercoppa): excellent choice of time in the insertion, pleasant execution on the fly with the left flank. A goal in the sign of mourning, dedicated to the victims of the fire at the Flamengo sports center, where Paquetà lived twelve years. Eyes closed, a kiss to the sky: the tribute of a champion who does not forget his origins.

Paqueta rhymes with Kaka and makes smile the curious statistical data unearthed by Opta: the last Brazilian midfielder to find the goal in Serie A with Milan, before Paqueta, it was Kaka in March 2014, during a race with Chievo. But leaving out the comparisons, the numbers tell us that the Brazilian talent is becoming increasingly familiar with Italian football, as well as refine the agreement with his teammates: in the match against Cagliari 11 verticalizations, two opportunities created and two dribbles. But there is also a "negative": in the face of the 25 successful steps, Paquetà together with Suso is the one who has gone wrong most in terms of suggestions (11). However, there is still time to improve.


It is the adjective that best suits Lucas Paquetà, around which it seems clear that Gattuso wants to build, slowly, the game of Milan. The arrival of the goal also testifies that Paquetá, skilled in the management of the ball and in the short phrasing, can from match to game expand its range of action, playing ever closer to the door. Nature from midfielder, midfielder in the midfield three of Gattuso, in the challenge against Milan, the Brazilian has also been able to engage in coverage: Gattuso, slowly, is shaping it. And the feeling is that beauty has yet to come.

Roberto Fazio

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