Angel Di Maria has made a match XXL last night, with two goals including a stunning lob, against Dijon (3-0) in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France. On RMC, Christophe Dugarry has praised El Fideo, explaining that for him, it is not able to switch a game all by itself.
“Di Maria is demonstrating that he has a mental interesting, I’m not going to say non-standard, it is not necessary to exaggerate. I always saw Di Maria as a galactic. That is to say, the level at which I started the project, especially after this wonderful year that he had with Real Madrid. For me, it was a galactic, he was a true leader, he was a decisive player. Today, I think it is an excellent player, an excellent player spot on a team where he has talent around him. I’m not convinced that Di Maria is capable of by itself a player capable of winning a game. This is not a top top player however, he has a mindset that is incredible. This is a boy who never give up, complaining about rarely, which has features quite atypical. There is not a lot of player like him.“
“He has a particular style, a style that is easy to identify which can be pleasing or not to a coach. It works very well with Thomas Tuchel, it’s his player, he is counting on him because he is always there. After that, I judged it a perhaps a little harshly and it is going to prove me wrong because I imagined maybe a day in the 10 best players in the world. This is not the case. This is not a player able to dribble like he did before, to dribble in one-on-one, to make differences with the ball. I find that it has a lot of waste in his game. But he has one thing he does not lose, it is his generosity. […] I do recognize him, congratulations, he is showing that he is an important player in a team of very high level“, concluded the champion of the World 98.