“The signs are ominous.” Spartak lost the most important player for Abaskal
Polina Kuimova June 15, 2023, 17:35 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
This is the second “cross” of Tavares. How fails!
Spartak defender Tomas Tavares was called up to Portugal’s Under-21 youth team to help the team at Euro 2023. But he didn’t even have time to make his debut at the tournament, which starts on June 21: the player collapsed in training .
“Tomás Tavares and I had a very big unforeseen event,” head coach Rui Jorge said at a press conference. – Torn cruciate ligament. This has yet to be confirmed, but the signs are disappointing. He recovered from a serious injury, did a brilliant job of recovering in recent months, played and trained well. And now it’s a mess!
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Tavares is really unlucky: in the summer of 2021, he moved on loan from Benfica to Basel, had a great season, but was injured in May 2022: an examination revealed a rupture of the crosses and the meniscus in his left knee. The defender returned to Portugal, where he began the recovery process, and did not play again for Benfica -in winter, when he had already recovered from his injury, Spartak took him away-.
For the Moscow club it was a good operation, albeit risky: the defender had just recovered from a serious injury, he had not played for a long time, but at the same time he had great potential. The club needed time to reveal it and, judging by the contract, which was signed until 2026, they were willing to give it to him. In addition, Guilherme Abascal Tavares knew him personally: they worked together in Basel. For Spartak, the loss of the Portuguese will be notorious: this spring he played 13 games, 10 of them at the base. For Abascal, Tavares is a very important player because, in many ways, the Spartak head coach built the game through him.
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Tavares will replace Bernardo Vital from Estoril in the national team.
“Before the call, I told him from the beginning that he would not come with us,” Jorge said. -Knowing this, he immediately said that he was just going to train, and behaved as he expected: exemplary! Now, due to this unforeseen event, it will be vital that he can replace Tavares.”
But Spartak has a choice – to return Khlusevich to this position, which he played in it before the arrival of Tavares.