Bryan Gil has revealed that he has asked the analysts at Sevilla to stop showing him videos of opposition full-backs as it ends up hindering rather than helping him.
Gil is evidently enjoying his football a lot more now than he was a few months ago, with the winger having the manager’s trust back at Sevilla and getting regular minutes under his belt since his loan move.
The 22-year-old also seems to be playing with a lot more freedom at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium and is expressing himself in a way he often found difficult to do at Spurs under Antonio Conte.
Gil has already made the difference for Jorge Sampaoli’s side on a couple of occasions since his return to the club, most recently setting up Erik Lamela’s match-winner against Almeria on Sunday.
The Spanish international has always been a bit of a free spirit in the way he attacks and he has now explained that watching videos of the way opposition full-backs defend, actually hampers him.
Gild told Estadio Deportivo: “I do not like to see videos of rivals. Against PSV at home, talking to the analyst, he told me that I could face the right-back, that he had ease there and I never once left the side, and when the game ended I told him ‘please don’t show me any more images of the fullbacks’
“I don’t like to see how they defend because I think it conditions you. When I have studied it, it has never gone well for me because you start thinking that you have to do that, it hasn’t helped me.”
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This statement sheds some light on Gil’s struggles at Spurs as Conte and his staff are very meticulous in their preparations and often focus on the finest of details, which might not be ideal for a player like the Spaniard, who relies mostly on his instinct.
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