In the chronicles of the match Valladolid 1, Athletic Bilbao 3, Gonzalo Plata is not mentioned in those published by the newspapers The world of sports nor inside Day of Valladolid. The Ecuadorian’s performance was insignificant. The football player’s performance fluctuated. He has outstanding days, but also poor presentations, so his irregularity is what sets him apart in Europe.

In the previous term of the Spanish league, Plata was the figure of his team in the victory over Espanyol. “Like a star”it was commented in the newspaper Brand, where it was added about the 22-year-old tricolor that he “showed that he is a player of enormous potential”. Hopeful, rotational North of Castile He referred to Plata, which “started to be the way we know and want”.

But with Plata unable to maintain a high level, in the days before his remarkable performance against Espanyol, the Ecuadorian was described as “makes a fiasco. The first league in Spain is a category that seems very big for her and it doesn’t make a difference”public ASfrom Madrid.

“Valladolid put a detective on Gonzalo Plata to follow him 24 hours a day,” reveals a Spanish journalist

‘not noticed’

Athletic from Bilbao visited the José Zorrilla stadium on Friday and with a 3-1 victory left Valladolid a few points (28 units) behind the two teams, Almeria and Getafe, as the penultimate and penultimate, in that order, they are in the relegation zone to the second category for 26 days.

Plata, from star against Espanyol, became invisible against Bilbao. the newspaper AS He reported that the Ecuadorian “had several opportunities, in the lead, to make his usual out-in. He shot at one, but his shot was blocked. It went pretty unnoticed.”

He also mentioned that “Athletic easily overcame Zorrilla and ended their losing streak in the league due to Real Valladolid’s no-show. Blanquivioletas, without the overflow of Machis, nor Plata, with a weak and nervous defense and without any command in the midfield, experienced a painful shipwreck in a match in which they had no opportunities”.

Brand He noted this: “Valladolid is returning to its old ways. He had enough walks to post good numbers at home to stay out of the relegation zone, but no more. The Spaniards relented and were a broken toy in the hands of a hungry Athletic who could not afford to play Zorrilla. Not even Valladolid, but they succeeded”.

Against racism

Silver’s best moment came before the first whistle. he says Brand: “Valladolid took the field with only eight players to make its fight against racism visible.” The note notes that “El Yamiq, Plata and Larin received a standing ovation from José Zorrilla’s fans.”

The Valladolid institution explained its initiative: “Can you imagine a football team with only eight players? Can you imagine three football players being sidelined just because of their race? This is what unfortunately happens in certain areas of society and this is what Real Valladolid wanted to make visible ahead of the league match against Athletic Club.”

The note explains what happened: “Valladolid took a lot longer than usual to announce the starting eleven on their social media and when they did, a few minutes before kick-off, there were only eight players in the lineup. However, it was not a mistake, but it is all part of an unusual initiative against racism on the occasion of the International Day against Racial Discrimination, which will be celebrated on March 21.”

It is that it is time to announce the eleven blanquiviolets through the video scoreboard the same thing happened. “Only Sergio Asenjo, Fresneda, Javi Sánchez, Escudero, Monchu, Kike Pérez, Iván Sánchez and Óscar Plano showed up. The eight jumped onto the grass. Immediately after, the reason was announced over the public address system, everyone applauding the remaining three, El Yamiq, Plata and Larin, as they joined the group. (D)