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Wednesday, 13 July 2016 10:32

Espanyol: Diamond Of Death

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Manager Darren Addison in recent months constructed a formidable foursome in midfield in what the locals have dubbed 'El Diamante de la muerte' The Diamond of Death, with the four players only costing a combined 110m PENce its looking like a very shrewd piece of business for Addison at such an early stage in his PEN managerial career.
 
 
At the base of the diamond is the talisman Jordy Clasie dubbed the Dutch Xavi who specialises in building up the play with his superb passing abilities and hard defensive work. He times his runs forward well to chip in with a few long range bombs and his corner kicks are pin point accurate.
 
 
The left side of the diamond is filled by the pocket size general Marcelo Diaz a Chilean international who is small in stature at 1.66m tall but what he lacks in height he certainly makes up for it with his tireless midfield displays that consist of sublime passing, ball control and explosive power that just cant be matched.
 
 
On the right we have the German international Ilkay 'Silkay' Gundogan he is one of the most promising players to come from Germany in a long time with an array of talents that boast outstanding passing abilities and defensive attributes combined with a tireless workrate. All these stats combined have made Gundogan an integral part of the set up here at Espanyol.
 
 
At the top of the diamond is last but not least Frenchman Romain Hamouma who normally plays as a right winger but has been rejuvenated under Addison and transformed into an attacking midfielder playing in the hole between the oppositions midfield and defence and with his brilliant passing, great close control dribbling and ball control abilities its no wonder he's made the role his own. He has a reputation of scoring long range drives which has earned him a cult following and hero status amongst the fans.
 
The managers of PS4 D1 have been reported to be losing sleep at the thought of coming up against such a durable and dynamic midfield, most of them dumbfounded at how to stop the Diamond of Death. Darren Addison has told fans he hopes this new strong midfield can help propel his team to the sweaty heights of the illustrious PS4 Premiership.
 
 
We shall see....
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