CD Castellón, a very 'British' leader
CD Castellón visits the Nou Estadi Costa Daurada tomorrow (5:00 p.m.). does it like leader of group 2 of Primera RFEF with 24 pointseight more than Nàstic, and with a single defeat. That of the debut of the competition at the Estadi Johan Cruyff against Barça Atlètic (3-2). Since then he has seven wins and three draws, all three at home.
«Rubén Torrecilla's Castellón is very different from Jordi Escobar's, last season," says Xavier Sidró, Head of Sports for Cadena Ser in Castellón. The albinegros were very far from the promotion play-off and did not even get the ticket for the Copa del Rey. Hence, they have had two weeks to prepare for the confrontation in Tarragona. While the granas faced Racing Rioja in Las Gaunas, the people from Castellón rested with a view to the next league game.
The journalist from Castellón details the difference between the two coaches: «Escobar was more defensive. He was always looking for a clean sheet and pressing up. While Torrecilla's team plays with a 4-3-3, he does not close, although he is the least thrashed in the group (he has only conceded seven goals) ».
Sidró assures that «Torrecilla has fit in perfectly because he already knows the club, he was a Castellón player 15 years ago. He has landed on his feet, they have made him a template and the truth is that the equipment works from the first day. He has a deserved 24 points and should even have more."
If CD Castellón had to be defined with a style, Sidró points out that the Orellut team's game is "very British, with round-trip matches». In this scenario of the exchange of blows, those of Torrecilla "feel especially comfortable, since they do not like to dominate the ball too much." In this sense, the journalist admits that the quality of the squad makes them generate many chances in matches, but "they also generate them." If he has not conceded more goals, it is largely thanks to the performance of his goalkeeper Alfonso Pastor. "He is giving security to the team," says Sidró. And that the season did not start. The goalkeeper on loan from Nàstic, Cheikh Sarr, was the starter in the first games of the season and, according to the Castellón-based announcer, "guilty of the bad results at the beginning of the season, although it sounds strong to say so."
The defensive solidity of CD Castellón is offered not only by the goalkeeper, but also by footballers like Iago Indias. The ex from Sabadell, who came to be on Nàstic's agenda in the summer market, "is being the leader behind," confirms Sidró. He has played everything (990 minutes) and has contributed a goal, in the win against La Nucía (4-1).
But if there is a defender who is standing out on an offensive level, it is Manu Sánchez. Despite being a right back, he is the team's second top scorer with three goals. second only to Dani Romera, "the team's offensive reference", says the journalist.
Josep Calavera, featured
Another of the footballers who have an important role in the CD Castellón squad is Josep Calavera. The Cabra del Camp player "is being that midfielder who gives both recovery and play." A few words that link to those of the technician himself in Marca. Rubén Torrecilla details that «Josep Calavera had a defensive deficiency, because in attack he has a lot of quality, but he saw that defensive tactical deficiency and he has a great improvement. He now he has a lot of steals per game. He recovers balls and for counterattacks ».
In short, the Castellón that will visit the Nou Estadi points to a firm candidate for promotion. A solid team, with a goal, that will seek to hit the table in Tarragona. An opportunity also for Nàstic to show that they can compete with anyone and present their candidacy for the front positions.