Future Watch: Sergiño Dest Soccer Cards, Barca

Future Watch: Sergiño Dest Soccer Cards, Barca – There has been a sharp increase of top young United States’ Men’s national team talent finding their way to some of the biggest clubs in the world. Among them are Christian Pulisic going first to Borussia Dortmund and then moving to Chelsea. Weston McKennie is now at Italian giant Juventus. And the focus of this Future Watch, Sergiño Dest, has recently moved from Ajax to one of the biggest club teams in the world, Barcelona.

Dest transferred to Barca in October and has immediately established himself in their defense. The young man is barely 20 years old and yet plays fearlessly and is always ready and willing to join in the attack. So far this season, Dest has made four appearances in La Liga and has converted 125 of 140 passes for a success rate of 89 percent. In the UEFA Champions League, Dest has played in two of Barca’s three games in the group stage. There, he has successfully completed 116 of 127 passes for a rate of 91 percent.

Dest gets up and down the wing (generally a right back) with ease and speed. He is excellent on the ball and plays very quickly. He has a great burst with the ball at his feet and can explode into space very well. In short, Dest is a dynamic offensive player, but that is not to say the defender doesn’t defend. He does. And despite not being physically imposing (5’9”), Dest is very tough to move. He is aggressive and smart in his defending and reads situations well.

There are many reasons for American soccer fans to be excited about the upcoming World Cup in 2022, and Dest has to be a big part of that. He has already broken into the U.S. national team with three caps and one assist thus far. Manager Gregg Berhalter has put Dest on the roster for upcoming November friendlies against Wales and Panama.

Dest’s 2019-20 highlights with Ajax have been captured here:

Dest was thoroughly featured in the recently released Museum Collection, and is sure to have more cardboard emerging soon. 

Future Watch: Sergiño Dest Soccer Cards, Barca – Stats

Standard Stats: Domestic Leagues Table
  Playing Time Performance Per 90 Minutes Expected Per 90 Minutes  
Season Age Squad Country Comp LgRank MP Starts Min Gls Ast PK PKatt CrdY CrdR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK xG npxG xA xG xA xG+xA npxG npxG+xA Matches
2018-2019 17 Jong Ajax nl NED 2. Eerste Divisie 11th 17 16 1,353 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.07 0.07 0.13 0.07 0.13                 Matches
2019-2020 18 Jong Ajax nl NED 2. Eerste Divisie 4th 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00                 Matches
2019-2020 18 Ajax nl NED 1. Dutch Eredivisie 1st 20 15 1,446 0 4 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.25 0.25 0.00 0.25                 Matches
2020-2021 19 Ajax nl NED 1. Dutch Eredivisie 1st 3 0 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00                 Matches
2020-2021 19 Barcelona es ESP 1. La Liga 12th 4 2 218 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.04 0.05 0.09 0.04 0.09 Matches
3 Seasons 3 Clubs   3 Leagues   45 34 3,184 1 5 0 0 2 1 0.03 0.14 0.17 0.03 0.17 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.04 0.05 0.09 0.04 0.09  
  Country Comp LgRank MP Starts Min Gls Ast PK PKatt CrdY CrdR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK xG npxG xA xG xA xG+xA npxG npxG+xA Matches
Ajax (2 Seasons)   1 League   23 15 1,523 0 4 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.24 0.24 0.00 0.24                  
Jong Ajax (2 Seasons)   1 League   18 17 1,443 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.06 0.06 0.12 0.06 0.12                  
Barcelona (1 Season)   1 League   4 2 218 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.04 0.05 0.09 0.04 0.09  
                                                     
Dutch Eredivisie (2 Seasons)       23 15 1,523 0 4 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.24 0.24 0.00 0.24                  
Eerste Divisie (2 Seasons)       18 17 1,443 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.06 0.06 0.12 0.06 0.12                  
La Liga (1 Season)       4 2 218 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.04 0.05 0.09 0.04 0.09  
Provided by FBref.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/6/2020.

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