“The prototype of Jesús Corona is one of my weaknesses, is an extraordinary player, he has a lot of talent, a very high ability to control the game and offensive situations, an important speed… I would bring him with my eyes closed”.
The phrases correspond to Julen Lopetegui, coach of Sevilla, who since May 2020 longed to have underneath his route, as soon as once more, the Mexican Jesús ‘Tecatito’ Corona.
During the 2015-16 season, the coach and the Aztec attacker coincided at Porto, and since then the ‘love‘ was whole: the Spaniard gave the footballer absolute freedom to maneuver in assault and exploit his mischief and talent.
It was one in every of his spoiled, and after his departure from the membership, Julen was clear that sooner or later he would search for a reunion with Crown.
“If he hasn’t come out it’s because I imagine that Porto would ask for a lot of money, but he has been one of the best players in the Portuguese league, and if you ask me I would tell you that I would have it with rotundity“, added Lopetegui within the quoted interview of 2020.
Today, the strategist’s want is a actuality. After greater than 5 years at Porto, the place he grew to become a benchmark (he performed virtually 300 video games), Corona takes the large step to an elite League in Europe, furthermore, with a crew that’s the fourth power in Spain (though of sub-leader is positioned behind Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético), which competes 12 months after 12 months within the Champions League, with out forgetting that it’s the king of the Europa League.
‘Tecatito’ arrives at a membership that has first-rate footballers in all positions: Jules Koundé, Jesús Navas, Marcos Acuña, Lucas Ocampos, Suso, Ivan Rakitic, Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gómez, along with the signing of this season and now injured, Érik Lamela, amongst others.
The competitors for the Mexican might be most, however he has an excellent benefit: the coach is aware of him completely and, above all, blindly bets on him. In addition, the standard of Jesus for a number of years was way more than a league just like the Portuguese.
At simply 29 years previous, Corona has change into a footballer mature, consolidated, who already has a reputation within the Old Continent, as a result of within the Champions League rivals like Juventus on the time, pointed him out as essentially the most harmful man in Porto.
So along with Lopetegui’s confidence, the attacker’s Most worthy software is his expertise, that potential to eliminate rivals in a single on one, to help when he performs near the wings, and even when defining, since his objectives are normally of a excessive technical degree.
As if that weren’t sufficient, at Porto he generated a sure defensive commerce, since for a very long time he performed without any consideration again, so Sevilla arrives at a wonderful time for Jesús, who might be pressured to return to his finest model, this additionally for the advantage of the Mexican crew in World Cup 12 months.
‘Tecatito’ enters the ‘large leagues‘ with a luxurious godfather and it’s a reunion that makes them each glad.