The technical director of the Peruvian National Team, Ricardo Gareca, has been rehearsing a starting eleven with the presence of Sergio Peña in the midfield for the game against Ecuador. Undoubtedly, the Argentine strategist is aware that he has the obligation to add in Quito so as not to get away from direct rivals and first places in the position table in the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.
Sergio Peña, player of Emmen from the Netherlands, is a footballer with a great technique with the ball. Its main characteristic is the precision and criteria that it has many times to handle the ball.
On the other hand, Peña is a multifunctional player and that is what Ricardo Gareca is looking for from the Peruvian players to be considered. The footballer can play as a hitch with a lot of freedom, as a mixed steering wheel in the front line and can play as an inside wheel on the right. It could be said that he must be the player who is closest to Yoshimar Yotún in function and characteristics in the Peruvian National Team.
What does Peru gain with Sergio Peña? A footballer who feels the game in the same way as his midfield teammates. In the moments that Peru has the ball, Sergio Peña will seek the association to give possession of the ball to the Peruvian National Team playing at the height of Quito.
In addition, Sergio Peña could offer long-distance shots to the team. The Emmen player has the ability to search for spaces and find them to surprise the rival goalkeeper. Even in the stopped balls a footballer with good technique wins.
Considering that Ecuador could have the leading role in the game, Peña will be essential for the counterattack. His long passes are very precise and he will surely look for André Carrillo in this way, who must be the fastest player in the Peruvian National Team.
Finally, his understanding with Gianluca Lapadula in the attack in Peru will be decisive.. Both are emerging as starters to play against Ecuador in Quito. If given, it will be essential for the Peruvian to mark the passes to receive the ball from Sergio Peña.