REPORT. Gerard Deulofeu, deadlocked

He didn't play the minutes he expected in Sevilla

REPORT. Gerard Deulofeu, deadlocked
REPORT. Gerard Deulofeu, deadlocked

He didn't play the minutes he expected in Sevilla

Gerard Deulofeu sevilla

The season is reaching its end and in Barça they must make a plan for next season. Pending about possible outs and with the FIFA ban, that disallow them to sign until January 2016, the options to recover loaned players rise. One of these players is Gerard Deulofeu, who completed his second year as loaned player. The winger from Riudarenes is not at his best moment at Sevilla where he had only a few minutes for Unai Emery. With La Liga being over, the team from Andalucia have Europe League final against Dnipro from Ukraine. The match will be played in Varsaw, next Wednesday, May 27. Apparently, Deulofeu has almost no options to play, taking in account that he didn't participate in any of the 7 last matches of the team. Furthermore, he didn't play any minutes in the European competition since the Round of 16. 

This Sunday, the player published a message, making an evaluation of his season and showing ambition for Europe League's final.

 

Se acabó esta liga 14/15. Un año duro y complicado para mi.. Pero también quizás el año en el que he aprendido más! Nos...

Posted by Gerard Deulofeu on diumenge, 24 / maig / 2015

 

At Weloba we wanted to compare the registers of participation of the Catalan between the current season and last one, as Everton player. With a similar played minutes, both seasons by Deulofeu may seem almost identical. We have to take in account though, that this year he wasn't injured and he wasn't out of the team, while in Everton, the only 10 matches he wasn't in the called-up list by Robert Martínez were due to a muscle injury that kept him 2 months away out of the field.

In Sevilla on the other hand, Unai Emery left him out of the called-up list. Without counting Europe League, Sevilla played 58 matches since they had Deulofeu. Everton, with no participation in Europe and eliminated of the first rounds of League and FA Cup he played 44. This is why Deulofeu's percentage participation is bigger in his season in England, playing the 28% of the total possible minutes. If we took in account the 10 matches he was out for injury, his percentage of participation with Everton would be about 36%.

Regarding his attacking support, with Sevilla he scored 3 goals and assisted 9 times counting the 3 competitions, while with Everton he made a register of 5 goals and 5 assists. Being 21 years old the player needs minutes to grow up. Luis Enrique opened the door to gou out in August hoping that the loaning may give him the minutes he wouldn't have in Barça. Apparently, this deal didn't give results as both parts expected. Nobody doubts about Deulofeu's quality, but his explosion is put off more than the expected.