Hello and welcome to a brand new season with Alejandro Hurtado and Celta Vigo. In the previous post (you can find it here) we saw how a terrible end to the year ended what was, to begin with, a fairly promising first season.
Vigo finished 8th in the league despite a poor run of 1 win from 13 games near the end of the season. In this post we will take a look at how Hurtado has prepared for the upcoming 2032/33 season in La Liga.
Both right wingers from the previous season, Fandino and Pirretas, left the club. Unused centre-back Vera was also sold to a divisional rival.
Joining the club to be our first choice right winger (ahead of fellow loanee Diogo Marques) is David de Jong.
Ex-River Plate and Liverpool centre-back Vicente Ortiz has been bought in on a free transfer. The model professional and 25 time capped Chilean should prove to make a solid centre-back in Hurtado’s side.
We discussed in the previous post that a goal moving forward would be to buy a top class centre forward.
This we have done, bringing in Argentine forward Patricio Liste for £2.7M. The proven goalscorer could well be a very good addition to our squad and as you will see a change of tactic means that Liste will be a first-team regular this year.
We will be starting the season with a standard 4-5-1 formation with attacking wide players. This is likely to change over the season depending on our form and how it works, but it seems to have worked fairly well throughout pre-season.
7 matches with 7 wins. Just three of the games were really a test for our tactic and we won them all, beating Porto B, Boca Juniors and Anderlecht.
Isn’t it lovely seeing so much green?!
Alejandro Hurtado and co are ready for the new season. Will they be able to improve on last season’s 8th place finish? The Chilean will certainly hope so.
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