A masterclass, here’s how we can qualify Robin Gosens’ match against Portugal (4-2 victory) on the occasion of the second day of the group stage of Euro 2020. German international for a little over a year year, the 26-year-old is blowing up late, but to the great good of the Mannschaft. Man of the match and decked out with a 9 by the FM editorial staff, he is also in the eleven type of the second day of Euro 2020. A nice Saturday for the native of Emmerich am Rhein who filed tickets to the Portuguese defense . Because yes, the course of Robin Gosens is atypical. Despite a test at 15/16 on the side of Borussia Dortmund, he did not join a training center and played between 2009 and 2012 on the side of the small club VfL Rhede.
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An atypical trajectory
Rather the type to have fun with his friends and not too serious at the time, he changed his mind as he explained to The Athletic one year ago : “I’m incredibly happy to have become a pro this way. I know that’s not the norm these days, but I’m honestly not sure I would have done it if I had joined an academy when I was 16 or 17. I am a free spirit, I needed this experience as a young person, to do a lot of silly things, in order to become the player and the human being that I am today. I am at peace with myself because I don’t feel like I missed my youth. I made all the mistakes I had to make. Pre-game beers are no longer viable. We will have to wait for the holidays. ”
Grandson of a policeman, he almost followed this path, but an opportunity changed his destiny. Leaving Germany for the Netherlands at the age of 18, he will finally have the opportunity to turn professional through Vitesse Arnhem, FC Dordrecht in order to sign in the summer of 2015 at Heracles Almelo. The rest went very quickly since in July 2017 he joined Atalanta for 900,000 euros and in 4 years will become a benchmark lateral / piston on the European scene. A hard worker, he spared no efforts to achieve his goal: “The dream was so big that I vowed to never stop working and try to improve myself. I think there is still untapped potential. I want to go further, I want more, I will never rest on my laurels. I think that’s what sets me apart from other players. The most beautiful thing you can do is play soccer for a living, I know that. Every day.”
An ultra decisive player followed by the greatest
Under the orders of Gian Piero Gasperini at Atalanta, he expanded his palette and turned into real danger in the last thirty meters. A defender capable of bringing excess numbers and hurting, this is what Robin Gosens had become. “Last year, I went into the last third a lot, but I didn’t have the right timing to reach the ball, I was either too far ahead or still late. I analyzed my weaknesses and my mistakes, watching a lot of matches. With the help of the coaches, I managed to really improve on this. I also spent a lot of time on the training ground to finish, with the head, the left foot, the right foot » he revealed in 2020 to The Atletic. This has been felt statistically with 10 goals and 8 assists in 43 appearances in fiscal year 2019/2020 and 12 goals and 8 assists in 44 appearances this season.
Having started as a left piston with Joachim Löw in a 3-4-3, he is in the process of asserting himself with the Mannschaft. Scorer and passer against Latvia (7-1) in the last preparation match, he was involved in all 4 goals against Portugal (4-2). In the process of becoming essential in the selection, Robin Gosens is confirming a little more what he was showing in Italy with Atalanta. So his future will become an important issue this summer. If the player feels good on the side of the Dea, he is nevertheless under contract until June 2022. Even if he has a one-year option, a very good European championship should lead several European leaders to position yourself on the backrest.
So, Bild explains that several clubs are in the footsteps of Robin Gosens. Among them we would find FC Barcelona and AC Milan in particular. If the price of 35 million is mentioned, the contract of the player of the Dea which will be one year from its term may enter the balance. In addition, Robin Gosens currently has an accessible salary for the best teams since he receives 2 million euros per season. “There are certainly times when you find yourself in the sights of other teams because of such a feat. We’ll see that after the Euro ” yesterday released Robin Gosens after the German victory against Portugal. Its transfer window is not yet officially launched, but the left piston will be scrutinized from all sides during the rest of this Euro 2020.