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‘Byron Castillo is the mini Dani Alves of Ecuador’, the praise of a coach who directed him at Barcelona SC

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Last June, Ecuadorian defender Byron Castillo made his first big leap into soccer abroad when he was transferred from Barcelona SC to León in Mexico.

Before this, the 23-year-old footballer was noted for the high level he showed with the bullfighters and now the praise comes from one of the technicians who knew him during his stay in the Guayaquil squad.

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This is the Argentine Pablo Trobbiani, son of the legendary world champion, Marcelo Trobbiani, who was director of the minor divisions of the yellows.

“I always told him that he had a mini Dani Alves, because he had all the characteristics. When Alves arrived at Sevilla he was very similar physically”, he expressed.

“Twice a week we talked about the reserve, about those who could go up, and I always told him: ‘I have the Ecuadorian Dani Alves,'” he added in conversation with the Chilean portal Redgol.

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The gaucho professional pointed out that on several occasions he asked the Uruguayan Guillermo Almada to observe Castillo.

“Six months went by until one day he told me to go train with the team and that’s when he realized it. And Byron got first,” Trobbiani recalled.

Before his signing for the Mexican squad, Castillo faced accusations from the Chilean federation that filed a lawsuit with FIFA for alleged irregularity in his nationality.

The ruling of the world body was overwhelming in favor of Ecuador. The Araucanians wanted the elimination of the Tricolor to qualify for Qatar 2022 through administrative means.

“He is Ecuadorian, he played all the training divisions there, he had no problem. Then it was a public issue, uncertain things were said, “said the DT.

“In everything, he was calm. He is very professional, now he is in Mexico and has enormous potential, he is going to play the next World Cup for Ecuador”, he added.

Trobbiani, who was a Cobreloa coach and player, criticized the Chileans because they “wanted to grab” something that “was not fair.”

“Unfortunately Chile was left out of the World Cup. I worked there and I know the Chileans, I appreciate them very much, but they wanted to hold on to something that I think was not fair. Points are earned on the field. Seeing that everything was lost, they wanted to make a smothered blow, ”he concluded. (D)

Source: Eluniverso

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