Market hit, zero attendance. The Ecuadorian from tomorrow in a group: he often started slowly, but his goals are needed
Genoa – Grifone calls Caicedo, please answer. The warning was launched, now it’s up to the Ecuadorian striker to give a strong signal.
He arrived at the end of August and on 4 September he played the first half of the friendly match against Alessandria, then he stopped due to a muscle discomfort and since then he has been lost. The tests he was subjected to have excluding injuries to the flexor, he followed a personalized and differentiated path that led him not to train with his teammates. The group sessions were a handful, from tomorrow Caicedo is expected to return to training regularly and make himself available in view of Sassuolo.
Those who know the attacker well describe him as full of desire to return and prove his worth, For his part, Ballardini has not hidden a bit of annoyance in recent weeks due to the impossibility of having what should be the flagship of the summer shopping campaign. “Caicedo? The break will allow us to recover him in the best possible way “, prophesied the coach on the eve of the trip to Salerno, where he suddenly found himself without Destro and with Ekuban first back on the bench and then on the field in the second after being initially placed in the stands. , as he hadn’t been training at the top this week.
Caicedo is a double-digit forward, much awaited for his experience and skills as a fighter. So far it is at zero attendance, has until November 26 to avoid grabbing the negative record of Gianluca Lapadula, another striker accompanied by high hopes on his arrival at Genoa in 2017, who found his first goal on that date, in the match against Roma. The Italian-Peruvian then remained for two seasons, accompanied by great expectations that never materialized. And the precedents of strikers who started as owners in recent seasons tell us that players like Pinamonti, Pavoletti and especially Piatek immediately unlocked themselves in the first few days, only to proceed with very different returns.
Surely a lot is expected from Caicedo and the Ecuadorian is not new to slow motion starts, only to change gear suddenly. In 2017, for example, his first goal with the Lazio shirt in the league was even scored on December 3, coincidentally at the Ferraris. Not against Genoa, but against Sampdoria: the first as a substitute, decisive for the victory since he had reached the ninetieth.
In short, Caicedo is used to a slow start, then like a diesel he has always managed to get into the right rhythm. Of course, the transfer and the change of pace may have had an impact: in Rome he was considered the back-up striker, at Genoa he has the task of being the owner. Initially he seemed oriented to accept an offer from abroad, then the millionaire proposal from the rossoblù club and the president Preziosi brought him to Genoa. Now we need a strong signal.
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