This article is part of Football FanCast’s Loan Watch series, which takes a closer look at those players who are aiming to galvanise their careers away from the spotlight of their parent club.
By all means, Sevilla didn’t enjoy their trip to face Barcelona on Sunday.
The Andalusian team paid the Catalans a visit on matchday eight in La Liga and were beaten 4-0, with Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi all on the scoresheet.
It was a game to forget for Julen Lopetegui’s troops.
One player, however, can happily say he did all he could to turn the tide in their favour and seeing how he’s a Real Madrid loanee, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that he had some extra motivation to take down the Catalans.
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Sergio Reguilon was sent on loan to Sevilla in the 2019 summer transfer window and he might already be making Zinedine Zidane question that decision.
The 22-year-old left-back was brilliant against Barcelona in the heart of Catalonia, recording three key passes on the night and 84.8% passing accuracy overall.
But that was not nearly all he did to cause trouble for his opposition. Reguilon also tallied the second-highest touches in the team with 76 and one shot on target throughout the night.
Not to mention that he was plucking holes defensively as well, racking up two tackles, four interceptions and one clearance in the process.
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By all standards, the young Spaniard was one of Sevilla’s best performers on the pitch.
The 4-0 result is, therefore, rather cruel for him personally, seeing how he pulled his weight against the Catalans.
With a 6.84 rating on the night, Real Madrid’s loanee was Sevilla’s second-best performer according to Whoscored’s ranking system, only behind Ever Banega’s 6.87.
And the best thing is, this was not his first brilliant display in the ongoing 2019/20 campaign, having also enjoyed an excellent performance versus Deportivo Alaves.
If he continues performing that way, Zidane will have to take notice sooner rather than later.