May 24, 2024

A Spanish media outlet was thrilled by Yerson Mosquera’s last performance for Villarreal, but pointed out something that may bother Wolves manager Gary O’Neil.

The center defender is now on loan with the club and hopes to have a great finish to the 2023/24 season.

Mosquera spent the entire 2023 on loan at FC Cincinnati, which got him get back on track after an injury-plagued debut season at Wolves.

Mosquera has made 13 appearances for Villarreal and was picked to the starting lineup against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday for the fifth consecutive league game.

The hope was that the 22-year-old could continue where he left off in Cincinnati and play regular football, and Villarreal manager Marcelino has definitely taken a fancy to him.

Mosquera received plaudits for his recent performance, but AS has identified a concern that Gary O’Neil should address when working with him this summer.

Yerson Mosquera hailed as having ‘tremendous potential’, but Wolves youngster has a weakness in his game at the moment

Video | El insólito autogol de Yerson Mosquera en la goleada 4-0 del  Marsella al Villarreal por Europa League

 

Mosquera played the entire game on Sunday and scored for the second time since joining the club on loan.
Villarreal won 3-0, with Mosquera scoring the second goal in the match. He received a corner, and his thunderous header was too much for goalie Stole Dimitrievski to handle.

Alexander Sorloth, formerly of Crystal Palace, scored Villarreal’s third and second goals of the game late on to seal the victory.

According to Sofascore, Mosquera made an astounding six tackles in the game, the most of any player on either side. He also made five clearances, the most by any player in the game.

Mosquera also won all ten of the duels he contested, demonstrating an incredible defensive performance.

Spanish source AS was thrilled by Moquera’s performance. However, they have identified one area in which Mosquera may be improved.

They described him as “a beast.” He scored a goal and shown strong defensive abilities. He struggles with the ball at his feet, but he has incredible potential.”

O’Neil will be keen to work on Mosquera’s ball-playing ability

Mosquera’s spell in Spain has been quite positive thus far, and he appears to be another young Wolves player with a lot of potential.

He was quite unlucky with the hamstring injury he sustained shortly after joining Wolves. But he’s back on track, and he could be a viable option for the Wolves next season.

O’Neil has already spoken about Mosquera, and he appears adamant that the kid will return to Wolves this summer. Mosquera is willing to join Villarreal permanently, but he may not achieve his desire.

O’Neil sees something in him, but he’ll definitely want to enhance his ball-playing skills. His accuracy versus Vallecano was 82% (59/72)—not very awful. However, O’Neil is eager to get Wolves playing out of the back with confidence, so he will undoubtedly work closely with Mosquera on this in pre-season.

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