Juan Mata’s latest performances are receiving several praises. To the esteem and support that his followers give him on social networks we have to add the opinions of the football pundits and journalists. “It is time to admit that Juan Mata is one of the best players of the Premier League”, said Jamie Carragher. Gary Neville also praises the quality and commitment of the international player: “He has adapted himself to the League, he’s playing quite well and always with a good attitude. He really is performing well”.
Beyond all the positive opinions, we have data. ‘The Mirror’ confirmed this week that Juan Mata is a reference in the most followed League in the world: Since he arrived to the Premier in 2011, he is the midfielder with the most amount of created goals. Only David Silva evens the 83 goals in which Mata has participated. This number is because he has scored 42 goals and given 41 assists. Extraordinary numbers that are higher than players like Hazard, Yaya Touré, Cazorla and Özil.
Henry, one of the most respected ex players in Europe is also cristal clear about him: “He is the player of the moment. I knew he’d perform well against Arsenal, answering to the role he was given. Sometimes behind the striker and other times more in the wing. Mata knows what the game demands”.
Although United lost the 3 points at the end, the team’s and Juan’s good game took Garth Crooks to include Mata in the ideal Eleven players of the Premier according to the BBC: “There have been plenty of goals this weekend but if you take a look at the speed of the ball when it came to him, he can’t control the ball, so he shot at the same speed as the ball came”.Mata has participated in 83 goals (42 goals and 41 assists) since he got to the Premier League Click To Tweet
These kind of games contribute to maintain the great esteem that United Fans have for Juan since the first day he came. ESPN highlights his performance this season: “He has been awesome for the great majority of fans that adore Juan since he got to Carrington three years ago“.