The Beast #Seleccion - #DiegoCosta #Atleti (at Avenue des Champs-Élysées)
(Excerpted from: The red and white aftermath: Match Day 30; AtléticoFans)
“[José] Sosa’s entry gave us more speed in the link-up between our midfielders and forwards,” Simeone said of his ‘Little Prince’.
The Argentine right winger was on the money with the corner kicks he took when he replaced a highly ineffective Cebolla Rodríguez in the 56th minute in the match against Granada.
Because Koke was rested, it was Sosa who was tasked with corner kick duties on the evening, and it was from one of those crosses from the edge that he tallied his fourth assist in only 475 minutes of play since arriving during the past winter transfer window.
That’s four assists in the equivalent of a little over five full games. To put things in perspective, Cebolla has two assists in double that time (901 minutes). Filipe Luís, yes Filipe Luís, has four in 3,111 minutes! Finally, Juanfran has four in 3,825 minutes.
Cholo was certainly on to something when he brought his compatriot over from Metalist Kharkiv on loan.
—Diego Pablo Simeone