Sergio Peña stood out and was confirmed in Peru’s midfielder for the Copa América 2024

Sergio Peña stood out and was confirmed in Peru’s midfielder for the Copa América 2024
Sergio Peña stood out and was confirmed in Peru’s midfielder for the Copa América 2024

Jun 21, 2024, 11:10 p.m. ET

One of the big doubts in Jorge Fossati’s Peru team was the inside right. Wilder Cartagena appeared as a starter for the America Cupbut the unexpected drop in Renato Tapia made him move back to the pivot position and opened a spot for ownership for Sergio Pena.

The Malmo midfielder appeared by characteristics as an important option for the position, however, His level with the national team in recent times has awakened and generated many doubts.

However, Jorge Fossati backed him up and Peña repaid him with a great performance against Chile in the Pacific Classic.

The 28-year-old footballer fulfilled to the letter the mission entrusted to him by the Uruguayan. When it was necessary to fight and put intensity in the midfield, Peña complied tactically, won many duels and did not let the rival midfielder play.

When it was time to play, Sergio Peña reminded his version of the 2021 Copa América by being the clearest footballer on the midfielder and the one who distributed the ball judiciously.which enhanced partnerships and gave the ball with an advantage to Andy Polo so that the right wing could explode.

In the midst of the search to consolidate a team, Jorge Fossati seems to have recovered Sergio Peña for the cause and the Malmo midfielder will seek to confirm his feelings against Canadain a key match for qualification to the quarterfinals of the Copa América.

 
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