Alexander Puzik – about the transfer of Ukrainian Andrei Lunin from Real to Leganes.
28 August 2018, 13.00
At the end of June our compatriot Andrei Lunin was sold Lugansk Zarey in Madrid Real Madrid for a lot of money. All Ukrainians were happy for Andrei and hoped he would eventually become "creamy" second Casillas. On the eve of Lunin was given by Real in a one-year lease to modest Leganes and some took this transition very negative. Reportedly, Lunin is no longer needed by Real and now he did not seem good. These judgments are incorrect. And that's why.
Let us remember the pre-season of Real Madrid. Lunin was replaced in three games, "Blancos" of the four, and at press conferences after the game the head coach of Real Halen Lopetega repeatedly stated that he was satisfied with his keepers and always mentioned the name of the Ukrainian. Was the motive of the coach insincere? Of course not. Moreover, Lunin showed himself very well before the allowed time (especially in the match against Juventus) and did not miss any goal. At that time the issue of his rent was not at all – it was clear that in the new season, Andrew will be the second keeper of Real Madrid. Not the third (Kiko Casilla did not get a friendly game after two goals against half Manchester United), namely the second.
The situation changed radically when Real Madrid drew one of the best goalkeepers of recent years – Thibaut Courtois. Can a 19 year old goalkeeper compete at the highest level without the right experience with the best goalkeeper of the 2018 World Cup or triple winner of the Champions League? The second goalkeeper stay and practice in the King & # 39; s Cup matches is one thing, but the third goalkeeper in the team is another. How much do you think matches will be played this season by Kiko Casilla, who will be left behind the third gate guard? Of course not one.
Andrei would have waited the same fate if he had been left in the team. His transfer to Leganes says that they really count on him in the club. The coaches were convinced that Andrey was a talented football player and decided not to leave him behind Keilor Navas and Thibaut Courtois. For this there is Kiko Casilla and Andrei has a different path. The mentors came to the conclusion that Andrew already has to play in the Team Examples and does not have to sit on the bench in Real Madrid and only watch football from the side.
So what does Andrei do in Leganes and with whom he has to compete in the new team? Now the first number of "Pepineros" is the 34-year-old keeper Ivan Cuellar, who last season was the most important. And in the summer the leadership of the club with the veteran flickered a real conflict. Ivan tried to take care of his future and asked the club to extend his contract until the summer of 2020, but he was refused.
And this is in the light of the fact that a year ago Cuellar broke a two-year contract with Sporting and moved to Leganes with a wage cut. This is a joke furious on the goalkeeper and he asked the club for a transfer. Eventually the situation was settled, but the sediment naturally remained. And here on this wave leases Leganes of Real Andrei Lunin. Is there any reason to believe that the Ukrainian will be taxed with a place in the start? The answer is on the surface.
And do not think that Lunin will now have to radically change the situation. Leganes is 20 minutes from Madrid, so this step will be painless for Andrei. And finally about the tasks of Leganes for the new season. In the summer the coaching changed the team – Asier Garitano served Leganes for five years with faith and truth and eventually went on promotion, and instead came Mauricio Pellegrino.
And this is exactly the mentor with which the team can come forward. And given the serious increase – Jose Arnais (Barcelona), Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea), Oscar Rodriguez (Real Madrid), Guido Carillo (Southampton), Jonathan Silva (Sporting L), Allan Niom (West Bromwich), Mikel Vesga (Athletic B), Youssef Al-Neziri (Malaga), Diego Roland (Deportivo) – it seems that Leganes will not have any problems with the maintenance of the propiska in the new season.
And I really want Andrei Lunin to become part of Leganes, for the construction of which Mauricio Pellegrino was hired a few months ago. It is very important for the Ukrainian to show themselves and a year later to return to Real Madrid as a strong player who plays at a good level and is used to a new culture.
Oh yeah, Andrew's debut all this weekend does not wait – "creamy" is expected to ban the player from playing against himself.