Duvan Zapata was never the man for a lot of goals. He was never known for magical Torquoten. Because Duvan Zapata is a "Chrampfer", a hatchet man, a well-1,90 tall and of imposing stature. Zapata so paths shoveled during his career, always free for more prominent and more capable strike partner. With Napoli for Gonzalo Higuain, with Sampdoria for Fabio Quagliarella, in Colombia's national team for Radamel Falcao. Zapata was borrowed and pushed around. Then he exploded.
Sampdoria bought the 27-Year-old from Santiago de Cali in the summer from Napoli and lent him twelve days later. We went to Bergamo to Atalanta, the Club where the Swiss Remo Freuler plays. A Club of soccer of Italy enchanted, in the past seasons, because he was quite little, quite a lot, especially by excellent work in the Junior. It is Zapata's fourth employer in the Serie A since he joined in the summer of 2013, from Argentine club Estudiantes to Napoli.
In the case of Atalanta Zapata may be the number 1 in the storm. Since there aren't many other attackers. At the beginning of the season but even in the case of the North Italians. On the eighth round, the low point between rank 17, just after a defeat against Sampdoria, Zapata's actual employer. At this time, and two games later, the Colombians two Assists on the account and zero goals.
The node bursts
It is the ninth round, the can be described in retrospect as a turning point for Atalanta, the Bergamaschi win 5:1 against Chievo Verona. And it is the eleventh round is at the beginning of November, as the definitive arrival of Mr Zapata, the blue-black. Against Blerim Dzemailis Bologna, he scored his first goal of the season. What follows is both for Club and player will have a resurrection.
In the months of December and January, the striker plays ten times from the beginning. He scored 17 goals, 14 of them in the League, 3 in Cup, 2 of them against title holders Juventus in Turin last Wednesday evening. Atalanta win by 3:0. After hat-tricks a player keeps the game ball. Zapata was allowed to take it in the last two months of twice home. The managed in Serie A this season, only one: the Slovenian midfielder Josip Ilicic. He also plays at Atalanta, the Team has been working on in 7th place and scored in 21 Games 47 goals, because the League holds far no one. For comparison: The third-placed Inter, comes on 31, city rivals Milan on place 4 on 28.
Zapata has managed in recent weeks to steal Cristiano Ronaldo the Show, along with veteran Fabio Quagliarella, the last met eleven times in the series and the race to the title of the Capocannionere, the top scorer in Italy, leading. Directly in front of Ronaldo and Zapata. That would not believed even to the Colombians themselves. As mentioned above, he's the man for the job.
West Ham cancer back
Therefore, should lead the way in the Premier League, the English hardness seemed to be the powerful striker. West Ham United knocked in July 2013 at Estudiantes, and sought a work permit. 22 Zapata was at the time and still played for Colombia U-20 national team. West Ham did not want to wait for this permission, as Vice-President, David Sullivan, said, according to the burst Transfer. So Napoli to beat, Duvan Zapata followed his Cousin Cristian, who defended for nearly six years at AC Milan, to Italy.
It came in these years of uncertainty, in which Zapata, on the Jersey with the number 91 only Duvan is always kind of there was in the Serie A, but never really arrived seemed. In Bergamo, he now plays in a Team that thrilled with furious attacking football, he symbolizes the recovery of the young team. Recently an old Acquaintance should have asked again: West Ham. 50 million euros Zapata was the Club from London, value, write to the English media.
But the striker like it is just quite good in Northern Italy. He wants to take even more balls to take home. And the time to enjoy, in the its colleagues of him the way the blades. (Tages-Anzeiger)
Created: 31.01.2019, 14:11 PM