Eight points out of twenty-seven, bad scale. That there are three teams that are worse, the refrain of each year. The comparison with other competitors in the same circumstances or with last season’s numbers is as hateful because it is useless as it is cliché. Mallorca approaches the balance of the first third of the league with more concern than excitement.
Pablo Ortells’ work is called into question because signing Sergi Darder is done by anyone who pays what he costs. Speaking of costs, we would talk about something else if the value of Cyle Larin corresponds to the seven million that have been paid. But, finally, the signings of a winger who alternates ownership, Lato, a central defender who does not play, Van der Heyden, an overmatched midfielder, Mascarell and, above all, having invested everything charged for the transfer of Kang in Lee to resort to Abdón, Dani Rodríguez, Antonio Sánchez or Amath, without intending to offend any of them.
Experience is a degree, but it is not everything. Occasionally, solid arguments are needed to support it and, today, Javier Aguirre does not have them. I align myself with the opinion of Juanan Martorell, former Mallorcan physical trainer on social networks: there are players forced to travel too many kilometers without benefiting from so much effort. Against an easy visitor like Valencia, Samu and Antonio Sánchez exhausted their resistance and Gio was not replaced even though he was foaming at the mouth because he has no substitute and Maffeo is still injured. And there is no other variant, whatever Vasco says in his easy appearances, than to look for Muriqi both for a sweep, a shot, and for a scrub, holding the ball while waiting for help.
Mallorca is the team that defends with the lowest block, without the firmness of yesteryear, and the one that plays the worst in the category. The results cover any defects, but if they are not there, there is no sheet to hide them.
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