Aduriz, 5 – Genk, 3. This could be the summary of the meeting that kept alive the team of Ernesto Valverde in the Europa League. The veteran striker scored the five goals of the Athletic, three of them from the penalty spot, in a new exhibition of his murderousness.
It was a great night for Aduriz but the Athletic suffered more than what might arise from the end marker to beat a Genk that was behind but always managed to get into the game. And is that the capacity goal of Aduriz contrasted with the fragility of the defensive team of Valverde, who showed two opposite faces and could only sing victory with 5-3, already in injury time.
Growth at the margin, which is obvious, Major League Soccer continues to be a foster home very well regarded by the players that day were great but that, suddenly, they happen to live days of less glory. The more recent cases of two cracks in the ostracism, total, and that could end up in the united States, are Bastian Schweinsteiger and Yaya Toure. They will not do a chat erotico, as they say in Spanish, they still have the hunger to compete.
Both in the Premier League, and invisible to their coaches of Manchester United and Manchester City, could make the bags and heading to the MLS if there is another great offer that they hold in Europe. What seems clear is that, bearing in mind that not even enter into the lists of summoned, they will not go a long time under the orders of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.
Each year the clubs of the MLS reinforce their campuses with different methods of analysis and recruitment. There is no exact formula that will ensure that the player signed will perform according to expectations. The warranty is even more speculative and less certain when the player in question comes from outside, that is to say, who has not played in the MLS.
It is clear that the performance of the player once in the club will also depend on a number of factors, in how the team puts the tools available to the player so that they can develop to their fullest potential in soccer.