SPORTS STAR LEADS CHAMPIONS, BUT AMORIM IS WORRIED AND AFRAID OF LOSING HIM

Manuel Ugarte is the king of defensive duels in the Champions League. The information is made available by the website specializing in statistical analysis, wyscoutwhich reveals that the Sporting midfielder is the player who enters and wins the most defensive clashes against his opponents in these first five rounds of the millionaire competition.

In total, 60 defensive moments give the Uruguayan this highlight and confirm his good form.

Although he is not a totalist in the green and white team, Ugarte is one of the players who make up Rúben Amorim’s quintet; that is to say, they were present in Sporting’s 16 official matches. He is joined by Morita, Matheus Reis, Trincao and Marcus Edwards.

As for the match against Tottenham, Ugarte found himself face to face with Bentancur, one of his competitors in selection. with whom he was in constant duels. However, the Uruguay starter has far fewer wins than the Sporting midfielder: only 32; which can lead the leonine player to fight for the Qatar World Cup title.

Despite the numbers, Rúben Amorim worries about Ugarte and is afraid of losing him. Since he is one of the players with the most minutes this season, the lions coach needs to find a direction for the Uruguayan, despite the few alternatives in midfield. Sotiris and Dário Essugo may be options, but they haven’t found their level yet.

Of the 16 matches played in green and white this season, Ugarte – valued at 15 million euros – has already played 1,135 minutes.

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