PSG – Nice: the remarkable return to form of Fabian Ruiz!


By: Manu Tournoux

At the club for over a year and a half now, Fabian Ruiz remains a midfielder who can frustrate. Capable of being brilliant as well as off the plate, the Spanish international has never been able to really establish himself in a sector of play that is nevertheless failing at PSG. Arriving from Naples, he was supposed to bring his technical touch, his versatility and his experience to a Parisian environment which was sorely lacking a leader in the midfield. And if under Galtier he never knew how to do it, he seems to show better things with Luis Enrique.

Starting in the double confrontation against Real Sociedad in the round of 16 of the Champions League, the 27-year-old midfielder was preserved in Ligue 1 this weekend and therefore had a new start against Nice in the quarter-finals French Cup. In a relay midfielder role that he seems to rather enjoy, the left-hander showed his technical qualities and did not hesitate to project himself forward. Enough to allow him to express himself better. And Luis Enrique has a lot to do with it. “The team, thanks to Luis Enrique, plays like that, offensively. We have very good quality players. Rotations? It’s important to have a big team, that everyone can play and that everyone can demonstrate that they are ready to play. That’s what makes a team great.”also confided Fabian Ruiz at the microphone of BeIN Sports.

A positioning that makes the difference

On the pitch at the Parc des Princes, Fabian Ruiz also illustrated his fine performance with a goal to make the break in the first period. Always very close to the attackers, he took advantage of a ball from Bulka and a recovery from Dembélé to find the net. Before that, he showed off his technique by slipping in a fine delivery for Kylian Mbappé who opened the scoring. Enough to allow him to gain confidence. “Very happy, for us it was very important, it was like a final. I think we had a great match. Scoring is always important. We are always happy for the team and from a personal point of view. It’s good to score a goal.”he detailed.

In a role very different from the one he used to occupy with PSG, Fabian Ruiz showed that he could be a real reinforcement for Luis Enrique. And this is important data as PSG is still in the running in the Champions League, the Coupe de France and Ligue 1. We will therefore have to bet on everyone for the rest of the season and this Wednesday evening, Fabian Ruiz showed some certainties which should reassure Parisian supporters who are skeptical at times. We now need to bring a little more regularity to performance…

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