Tony Dorigo hails Leeds star that has the best balance he’s ever seen
Tony Dorigo has claimed that he’s never seen a player with better balance than Leeds United’s Raphinha.
Raphinha, who earns £28,000-a-week (Tuttomercatoweb), is enjoying a super debut season in English football.
The Brazilian attacker currently has six goals and six assists in the Premier League.
He’s a left-footed winger that has caused havoc all year cutting inside from the right flank, and has the kind of flair on the ball that has made him a huge fan favourite.
His ability to stand up a defender before ghosting in any direction makes him so difficult to defend against, with many full-backs struggling against him lately.
Dorigo has highlighted Raphinha’s balance as a main strength in his game.
“It’s not just either feet that are quick, it’s the mind as well. He can already see what’s going on. He just has little feints, but the balance… I’ve never seen anyone quite with that sort of balance,” Dorigo told LUTV.
Raphinha, 24, is someone that has to be right in the mix for Leeds’ player of the season.
The dazzling wide player already looks an integral part at Elland Road after such a short pace of time with the Yorkshire giants, and his transfer valuation must have shot up since they signed him for £17million (BBC) from Rennes last summer.
If you think how long it’s taken some players to get up to speed under Bielsa, it’s remarkable to see Raphinha’s impact.
He’s got the work rate, energy and passion to suit the current Leeds philosophy, but he adds the X-factor to their team.
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