Replacing eight times in a row with ASM, Ruben Aguilar has been a victim of competition in his right-wing position for several weeks. A hard worker, he still played all of the last two Monegasque meetings.
He is the archetype of the Ligue 1 player whose we don’t talk a lot but who disappoints only very rarely. his arrival on the Rock from Montpellier Since the summer of 2019, Ruben Aguilar has established himself as one of the executives of the Monegasque locker room despite the competition. If his arrival coincided with the departure on loan of Djibril Sidibé for Everton, the return of the 2018 world champion the following season did not push the ex-Montpelliérain on the bench. Quite the contrary since the former Lille resident was repositioned on the left lane while Aguilar kept his right side. Good performances which even allowed him to taste the France team (1 selection) on November 11, 2020 against Finland.
Two consecutive tenures
This season, the Grenoble player has left on the same basis, contesting most of his team’s matches under Niko Kovac despite the fact that Sidibé has returned to his favorite side since Caio Henrique is now an indisputable starter on the left. But the winter transfer window has changed the game! AS Monaco hit hard by recruiting Vanderson from Grêmio. The young 20-year-old Brazilian nugget only took a month to acclimatize to her new country and recover the starting position during the month of February. As a result, Ruben Aguilar is chained eight matches on the substitute bench!
A complicated situation for the 28-year-old who continued to work in training and took advantage of the Brazilian’s injury to regain his position on March 20 against PSG (3-0 victory). Author of a good match, he was renewed against Metz last weekend (1-2 victory) while Vanderson was established just in front of him. Before the reception of ESTAC this Sunday (3 p.m.), the Frenchman was at a press conference and spoke about his return to the starting XI: “I’m happy to laugh, to get back into good physical shape. This period when I played less allowed me to work a lot, especially mentally, and I knew that I would have playing time to show that I am still there and that I will always give everything for AS Monaco. » An important comeback for the Principality club as the final sprint begins?
“In the right wagon” ????
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