It is not the return home, that will take place in February, but it is the first time in which I see on the front shirts the crest of the club in which he grew up soccer. For Sergio Gómez, Sunday’s match against Barcelona (21.00) is “special”. “I spent eight years in his quarry and I have a lot of playing that game and meeting former teammates who have reached the first team”, he recognized this Friday after the first training session of 2021.
The twenty-year-old midfielder is completing his second season at SD Huesca, where he is on loan from Borussia Dortmund, which almost two years ago joined their ranks by paying his termination clause, three million euros. The badalones, then in youth age, had not even debuted yet in the elite and only added two appearances with the Blaugrana subsidiary in the Second Division. Being chosen silver ball at the U-17 World Cup in 2017 had raised him to the category of top-level promise and the Germans put a sports project on the table that gave him the possibility of playing in the Bundesliga, he weighed it and, given the lack of options at the Camp Nou, he accepted. The one who had been the golden ball, Phil Foden, was already having minutes in the Premier League with Manchester City, and before him other talents such as Eric García and Jordi Mboula had also flown from La Masia, also at Huesca this season pass.
After just playing in Germany, he ended up at El Alcoraz being a regular part for Míchel during the promotion with 36 games played. In the current one, already competing among the best, their participations are being more sporadic, 201 minutes spread over ten days. After playing at the beginning in the visit to Real Madrid (4-1), he had practically disappeared from the scene until in the last two confrontations he has returned to have prominence from the bench. In 1-1 with Levante he enjoyed 22 minutes and in 2-1 in Vigo 24. Against Celta, in fact, he assisted Seoane in the visitor goal and was also close to scoring. “I really wanted to have minutes, it was quite good and I hope to play more against Barcelona,” he said.
The midfielder, who awaits the presence of Messi, sees his team “very motivated”. “We have to continue with the same enthusiasm and enthusiasm”, he assured. Del Barcelona believes that “it can surprise anywhere” and that is why he believes that Huesca must “reinforce what we do well”. “The results do not come, but we leave everything on the field,” he said.
In addition to Sergio Gómez, Rafa Mir and Sandro Ramírez, who came to belong to the first team, also passed through the Barcelona quarry.
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