“Saúl is a top footballer,” he said. Julian Nagelsmanntechnician RB Leipzig, when asked in a recent interview about the players of the Atlético de Madrid he feared the most. Something logical because the ilicitano footballer has marked all the German teams against which he has played so far. RB Leipzig may be your next victim….
Of the 41 goals he has Saul with the Atlético de Madrid three of them have been done to the three German teams against which he has played. Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund. A streak that started right after the footballer was about to lose a kidney on his first visit to Teutonic soil. After that he has tattooed on his wrist so as not to forget: “Strength does not come from body capacity but from the will of the soul.”
It happened on February 25, 2015 on his visit to the Bay Arena. A collision with Papadopoulos ended with the substituted player, and being transferred to the hospital between tremors, vomiting and seizures and there they did a CT scan. He had to stay in the hospital for several days before he could return to Spain. Even for a time he had to wear a catheter and urinate blood after every training session and game. Now, everything is forgotten but at the moment the Germans are suffering the consequences …
On April 27, 2016 he left one of the most beautiful goals of his career and that they hardly forget in Germany. He scored the Bayern Munich its so much more Maradonian. He left up to four opponents to beat Neuer in hand to hand. A real goal that gave the rojiblancos victory in the Vicente Calderón and that was key to their qualification for the final.
In 2017 he returned to Bay Arena and in the 17th minute he left another work of art. A left-footed shot from outside the box slipped through by Leno’s squad. A goal with which he compensated himself for so much suffering that he had spent two years ago in that place. The match ended 2-4 and the lap 0-0, and the mattresses advanced to the quarters.
In 2018 it was the Borussia Dortmund the one who saw Saúl celebrate a goal that marked a German team. It happened in the Metropolitan. That day the Alicante reopened the scoreboard, this time his beauty was not as superlative as the previous ones. He came after a pass behind Filipe Luis and it also served for the mattress makers to win the match, this time 2-0.
Now it’s up to you to measure RB Leipzig. At the moment German team against which he has played, team he has scored….