Pervis Estupinyan, who played a big part in Brighton메이저사이트, is expected to be absent for a long period of time due to injury.
Coach Roberto De Zerbi said in an interview ahead of the UEFA Europa League (UEL) against Marseille on the 5th (Korean time), “Estupinyan is injured and cannot play for a long time. We have an important player. “Losing Estupinyan to injury is bad news for Brighton,” he said.
Estupinyan is a left fullback born in 1998 and is of Ecuadorian nationality. He began his European career by coming to Watford in 2016. He was unable to settle at Watford and bounced around his loan spells. He played for clubs from Granada to Almeria, Real Mallorca and Osasuna. He performed well in every team he went to, but was unable to find a place in Watford.
He bid farewell to Watford and Estupinhan went to Villarreal. He consistently played more than 20 games in Spanish La Liga for Villarreal, switching between starter and substitute. He made a name for himself by contributing to winning the UEFA Europa League (UEL) in the 2020-21 season and the UEFA Champions League (UCL) sensation last season. Estupinyan’s characteristics are that he is aggressive and quick on his feet.
Brighton brought in Estupinyan after Mark Cucurella left for Chelsea. Estupinyan showed solid performance and filled Cucurella’s vacancy. Considering that Cucurella struggled after going to Chelsea and not being able to adapt, Brighton was able to laugh as they received a huge transfer fee of 65.3 million euros (approximately 93 billion won) and had a reliable replacement and talented player in Estupinyan.
Estupinyan, who played well on the left flank along with Kaoru Mitoma, was an important presence in coach De Zervi’s football. He was still playing his part this season, appearing in 6 Premier League (PL) games and scoring 1 goal and 3 assists. With Estupinyan missing, a hole has been created in Brighton.
Recently, Brighton was eliminated from the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) after losing to AEK Athens and 0-1 to Chelsea in the UEL. They also bowed their heads after being defeated 1-6 by Aston Villa. In order to change the trend, the news of Estupinyan’s injury is even more painful in a situation where a must-win against Marseille is required to gain an advantage in the UEL group stage, in which the team is participating for the first time. Moreover, it is a long-term departure.
Coach De Zervi announced that Estupinyan’s position will be filled by Tarib Lamptey and Igor.