Hi there. I’m from Argentina, I support San Lorenzo (where Romagnoli played thru all the youth divisions and started his professional career) and Leandro is my favourite player, so I can basically tell you everything (every detail you wanna know) about him. That’s the reason I’m here and starting this thread to shed some light on the (wrong) idea you have of him. By the way, why do you call him “Reumaotide”? Don’t you think it’s rather disrespectful considering he’s new to your team and he hasn’t been able to show his skills yet (having played only two games or 67 minutes to be more accurate)?
Anyway, back to the purpose of this topic. I just wanted to let you know that those ASSISTS stats you’ve got for Romagnoli are wrong. You should always be very careful when looking for stats on the Internet. In most cases they’re outdated or people in charge of that department forget to fill them so you will have 0 0 0 0 0 in every field. If you check this link you will find the most reliable stats for the latest Mexican season (hurry up because the new season was starting today so they might remove these stats any time soon)
So here are the ASSISTS stats
Romagnoli ranked 4th with 6 assists in 15 games. By the way, also bear in mind that ASSISTS are rather tricky because in statistics they are only counted as long as they end up in a goal. I don’t want to sound like I’m making up excuses for Romagnoli, but poor Leandro, Veracruz was a very sucky team. He had a “”“striker”"" to feed called Biscayzacú who couldn’t score a goal to save his life, so Romagnoli would get him alone in front of the goalkeeper all the time but this guy would fail repteadly so all those “unofficial” assists didn’t make it into the stats. You follow me?
NOW IT’S MY TURN, let me ask you a question. What position is Romagnoli playing in Sporting? From what I’ve been reading in O Jogo, Record, A Bola and Mais Futebol, in the Portugal Cup he played the typical “10” spot for those 7 minutes, you know, as a playmaker, floating behind the strikers (Liedson and Sá Pinto) to feed them but I read in the Avalaxia blogspot that against Belenenses he played as left midfielder??? Why is that? Is it because Paulo Bento is keen on the 4-4-2 formation and he gives priority to the system rather than the players? In that case, playing on the left wing, is Leandro obligued to defend as well? I don’t think you will get the most of him if he’s made to run back and forth…
Well, those are my inquiries for the moment… If you’d rather me speak Spanish instead of English, please let me know. Unluckily, I can understand some Portuguese but I can’t write it.
By the way, I participate in a San Lorenzo site where among other things we keep track (in a section called “Cuervos en el exterior”) of our former players who are abroad now. The last two editions of our weekly report feature Leandro and his Portuguese adventure. Take a look if you want and tell me what you think.