Enjoy omar el hilali these days of a few days of rest, one could almost say that of celebration (and very justified), after last Sunday he was proclaimed champion of the Africa Cup Sub-23on the right hand side of Morocco. And, although everything indicated that his place upon his return would be directly in Espanyol B, the youth squad player will finally join the preseason with the team led by Luis Garcíaalong with nine other young values who have been enrolled since the first day of work.
“Omar joins the first team”, confirmed this Tuesday the sports director perico, Fran Garagarza, during the presentation of Manolo González as the new coach of the subsidiary. “But not because I won the africa cup, we had already discussed it before ”, Garagarza pointed out with some sarcasm. The lane disputed 62 minutes, which were decisive, in the final of the continental championship against Egyptwhich was resolved in extra time (2-1), and had also started in the last league match, against Congo (1-0).
Where Omar had not played is with Espanyol de Luis García, who did not summon him in any of the 11 days that he led the team last season, as he had done from the start diego martinez. His nine matches with the parakeet first team, five were in the hands of the Galician coach. Others 11 were played last season with the subsidiary in Second RFEFin addition to the promotion promotion against Atlético de Madrid.
Another nine homegrown players are already training these days under the orders of Luis García. Is about Ángel Fortuño, Ian Forns, Álvaro García, Joan Puig, Gregorio Gracia ‘Gori’, Jofre Carreras, Nabil Touaizi, Javi Hernández and Roger Martínez. The progress of the preseason will dictate how many remain in the dynamics of the first team.