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Eugenio Pizzuto has not been able to stand out even in Liga MX despite his time in Europe.
In 2023, several teams took out their wallets to sign great football promises and, unfortunately for them, they were left with just that, promises that after a year they have not achieved. ‘get even with the salary’ and they have left more disappointments than joys in their respective clubs.
For example, Chelsea spent 254 million euros just on the hiring of Enzo Fernándezworld champion with Argentina in the 2022 Qatar World Cup and Moises Caicedo coming from Brighton, but neither of them have managed to perform what was expected of them.
If there is a team in the Premier League that has enough money to go up, it is Chelsea, so much so that they spent more than 200 million euros on Fernández and Caicedo, however, The Argentine only has a total of three goals from January to December.
While, the half year of Moises has been interrupted between a couple of injuriesfirst in the hamstring and then in the thigh, which have taken him away from his best level, the one that led the board to pay 133 million euros.
Manchester United misses the mark
Although Manchester United also has several bad failures to boast about, one of them is Anthony, who arrived for the not-so-modest amount of 90 million euros and who, after being suspended for a time accused of assault, has not managed to adapt to Erik ten Hag’s style of play. Christian Eriksen He is another player who arrived with several expectations and has not managed to meet them.
Neymar and another injury
Al-Hilal of the Saudi League announced the arrival of Neymarbut the announcement lasted longer than the pleasure of seeing him play, because just a few months after being introduced, the Brazilian was injured again, this time, it was a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus during during a match with ‘Verdeamarela’, which left him out of action for several months and left the Arabs dressed, in an uproar, and paying several million dollars to a player who does not play.
Rodolfo Pizarro has not given results
Matías Almeyda, coach of AEK Atenas, tried to rescue Rodolfo Pizarro just as he did with Orbelin Pineda a year ago, however, this time the bet on ‘Pelado’ did not work out, since Pizarro has not managed to score a single goal in the Greek Super League and it seems that the adaptation to European football has taken him longer than expected.
Eugenio Pizzuto neither in Europe nor in Mexico
Tigres decided to repatriate Eugenio Pizzuto after a very brief and unspectacular time in Europe, but in Mexico he has not been able to perform either, since he arrived in the Liga Mx in 2023, the former Braga B player He only registered two games in the Apertura 2023nothing to do with Diego Laínez who became a constant player.
Sergio Canales between injuries and few goals
In mid-2023, the arrival of Real Betis star Sergio Canales to Monterrey was announced with ‘fanfare’. Expectations were high but after 10 games and a thigh injury The great figure had to put a pause on his adventure in Mexican soccer and although he scored five goals between the Leagues Cup and the League, he was not the key man that Rayados expected.
Same case of Erick Gutiérrez, who left PSV Eindhoven to play for Chivas where his poor physical condition was evidentIn fact, there were times when he didn’t touch the ball even once, so we don’t even talk about his European experience, because he never showed it, at least in 2023.
Several players have left a lot of disappointment in their new teams. Who else do you remember?
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