David, Darder, Melendo and Roca: the handmade average of Abelardo

first_imgWhen David was tanning away from his home, Sergi Darder landed in the Sports City. He was 14 years old and came from Mallorca. He played as a midfielder and everyone was struck by his laterality, capable of turning on himself and going out on any side. Skills you still have. In the 2012-13 campaign, the quarry directors, advised by Mauricio Pochettino, decided that they had no projection in the first team. He went to Malaga. Five years later he returned for eight million. In the three games he has been in LaLiga, Abelardo Fernández decided that the midfield was from the quarry: David López, Marc Roca, Sergi Darder and Óscar Melendo, players who have gone through the lower categories in different generations. However, with the sanction of Roca and the signing of Adrián Embarba, the midfield must vary.In times of spending and recordings, it should be remembered that there is no better heritage than the home player, for cost, performance and implication, as seen in the Ceramics with the tears of David Lopez speaking before the press or the energy with which Roca celebrated the victory with the fans. The four players have gone through different stages in the club, with back and forth paths and after overcoming bitter situations, an example that the player grows in adversities. The first is David López, who arrived as a youth from the Damm. To sign him, Josep Manel Casanova gave Aleix Vidal to the beer club. Interestingly, now both compete in First. It was not easy for David, who had to work his way back after playing on loan at Terrassa, Leganés and Huesca. Already at that time, in the quarry they compared it with Moisés Hurtado.center_img His return coincided with Marc Roca’s disappointing experience under Quique Sánchez Flores after a promising premiere last year. The midfielder arrived as a child, from Vilafranca. It was a ‘strips’ that acted indoors and scored goals. He went through difficult years, with changes in position and with his continuity hanging by a thread. Finally, Rubi’s year exploded and now it’s a fixture with all the technicians.The one who closes the circle is Melendo, a perfect story in Espanyol: Sant Adrià’s neighbor who points to the Escola and arrives at the first team. But on that road there is jungle. The player was always one of the casualties at the beginning of the season: he had to win the position and had just started. In the quarry they remember his stature and when they had to give him the clothes of the season: as a child they gave him the one of baby and of youth the one of infantile. But he always overcame adversities, such as those he has had this course, substitute with Pablo Machín, key in Ceramics.last_img

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