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Football News | Aug 24, 2018

FOUR Key Points That Distinguished Isaac Cofie's Fantastic Debut With Sporting Gijon

FOUR Key Points That Distinguished Isaac Cofie's Fantastic Debut With Sporting Gijon

Ghanaian midfielder Isaac Cofie has been put on the spotlight after marking his debut with Sporting Gijon in the Spanish Segunda Division over the weekend.

Cofie joined the Rojiblancos as a free agent on a two-year deal after leaving Italian Serie A side Genoa.

The 26-year-old was handed his debut in the side's 1-1 stalemate with Alcorcon in the opening day of the Spanish second-tier division.

The Ghanaian's performance on his debut has been vividly analyzed.

Good positioning
Far away from the crazy stereotype of African pivot, you can see the Italian Calcio -Genoa, Torino, Piacenza, Chievo Verona and Carpi- with more than 200 games, where tactics are the basic ingredient in the day-to-day workouts. He followed the rival plays with attention and did not lose his position looking for impossible balls, showing the ability to play as anchor man alone.

It should be noted that he arrived in Gijón with the preseason started a month earlier, so he is in adaptation to the system and his teammates.

Vertical pass
When the situation demanded, Cofie's pulse did not tremble when he raised his head and sent vertical balls breaking the enemy pressure line. A very criticized aspect during the last season to the double pivot composed by Sergio Álvarez and Bergantiños. Despite the risk, only missed 10 passes and gave 44 well, some of them in the form of goal opportunity.

He still has to pick up the pace of competition, but he knew how to measure his efforts with intelligence to arrive in good condition until the discount and win divided balls, until recovering 13 times the possession of the leather.

Aspect to correct
It caused a very dangerous and unnecessary foul near the area of ​​Mariño for being too impulsive in the theft, it was the only gap in his match. In fact, he only made another misstep throughout the night. For another was in the air, never better said, his air game with 1.84 meters to be little demanded in Santo Domingo.

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