The Braithwaite Diagonal

“Am happy to be in a team where I feel valued”, he assured last November Martin Braithwaitewho on the last day of the summer market crossed the Diagonalas the step between Barcelona and Espanyol is popularly known. Danish, not in vain, has become one of the great assets offensives of the parakeet group, in one of the burning nails to which a team in which the striker has changed the honeys of fighting for titles to do so for permanence in the First Division.

For now, you will receive this Sunday Braithwaite to his ex-Barcelona teammates, already a coach like Xavi Hernández, who did not want itespecially after a knee injury. And he will do it with an important endorsement. Only so far in 2023four months, the nordic attacker He has already scored more goals in the League than he scored in two and a half championshipsfrom February 2020 to May 2022, with the Barcelona shirt. In that period, in which he played 44 games, he made five, for which six of this first quarter, which are added to the three that he had already achieved until the break for a world in which he also participated.

Braithwaite took advantage of the brief absence due to injury of Joselu Matoparakeet top scorer with 14 goals, to score against Betis (1-0), against Osasuna (1-1) and to establish a brace against the Majorca (2-1). Subsequently, he also scored in Valladolid (2-1) and in Girona (2-1). And they even canceled a goal with a lot of controversy against him Athletic Clubin the debut of Luis Garcia on the bench. The most recent thing was his assistance to Joselu himself at La Cerámica, in front of the villarreal (4-2).

Braithwaite celebrates one of his two goals against Mallorca.
Braithwaite celebrates one of his two goals against Mallorca.
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Braithwaite’s success rate in this League, since he wore the Espanyol jacket, has been quite high, with nine goals in 23 shots on target, 54 shots in total in the 27 days that he has played, that is, all in which he has been available. First on the wing and, with the current coach, mostly as second striker along with Joselu. And against Barcelona, ​​in addition to the encouragement of his past, he will return after losing for sanction the blue and white defeat at the Sánchez Pizjuán (3-2). Win will not lack the Dane. No aim.

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