The precarious right wing of the Real Madrid must be very attentive to Robin Gosens (5-7-1994, Germany). Atalanta’s left-back is uncovering one more season as an offensive stiletto for Gian Piero Gesperini’s team. The secret weapon of the attractive 3-4-1-2 drawing. On Wednesday in the first leg of the round of 16, Gosens will be a serious threat from the left side of the Italian team. His season so warns: 8 goals and 6 assists. Continuing with the wickers that he taught the previous season: 10 goals and 8 goals. Fundamental in the splendid DEA campaign both in the Champions League and in the Italian league.
Gosens came to Italian football in 2017 from the Dutch (Heracles Almelo) in another perfect operation of the technical secretariat of the transalpine team. A signing that did not reach even a million euros and that in the long run has become one of the best of the decade in Italian football. The 26-year-old defender has been shining for Atalanta ever since. Your productivity is magnificent. Both drilling the opposing goal and distributing goal passes to his teammates. 23 goals and 18 assists in his 133 games with the DEA jersey. Some impressive numbers for a footballer who has only known modest teams (Fortuna Elten, Bocholt, Vfl Rhede, Vitesse, Dordrecht and Heracles). Some origins in professional football that have hardened him in claw, passion and power. Virtues that will be very dangerous for Real Madrid when it comes to stopping the offensive production of Gasperini’s men. If Gosens does not come into play much, Courtois’ goal will live more calm. What’s moreHe is not a bad defender although he feels more comfortable stepping on the opponent’s area.
The team As a reward
The last two campaigns, which coincide with the emergence of the DEA in the Champions League, have been the consecration of the side. A maturity and a great state of form that have made him indisputable in Gasperini’s offensive eleven and that they have allowed him to win the call of Joachim Löw for the German team. A well deserved reward. He made his debut against Spain (1-1) last September in a Nations League match and did so by giving the goal assist to Timo Werner. One more step in his sporting career, since Atalanta’s ‘8’ has both a German passport (from birth) and a Dutch passport (from his father), and could choose between both teams. Finally he opted for the team.