Juanmi Jimenez achieved in Mutilva its second goal since he arrived at Betis, more than a year and a half ago. The goal from Malaga, very active although somewhat imprecise during the first half, served to sentence the pass from the Verdiblancos to the 16th of the Cup And it is sure to help him gain some of the confidence he needs as well.
Juanmi became the first signing of Betis for 2019-20. The Heliopolis club paid about eight million more goals to Real Sociedad. Tip with mobility and who had secured a decent amount of goals in previous seasons, at Betis he was expected to give more bite to a needed attack.
But a foot injury almost from beginning of his career as a Betic, caused him to barely play until the end of last season. The conservative treatment did not work and the malagueño finished going through the operating room, therefore, he did not join the discipline until after the months of confinement. At the end of June, in fact, achieved what until this Wednesday had been his only goal in Betis, against Levante although sterile, in a 4-2 of the Ciutat de Valencia.
The striker has not stopped having physical problems and this year he has been out of the call many times. Headline against Getafe and again at the Ciutat, in two resounding defeats from Verdiblancos, Playing close to the left wing many times has not done well for him. But in Mutilva he had the opportunity to play more to uncheck and inside the area and after much trying he scored a goal again. Pellegrini and Betis hope it helps them to join the team dynamics.