Ten people linked to soccer, including former soccer players, journalists and writers, responded to the #SurveyDT on who was the best in the Qualifiers heading to Qatar 2022. Christian Cueva, the chosen one.
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Christian Cueva was the team's top scorer in the Qualifiers. He scored five goals: Venezuela (2), Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador. (Photo: Agencies)
From his magical right hand and his gambeta that seems to go to the rhythm of cumbia, 21 of the 24 points obtained by the Peruvian team in the Qualifiers. Five goals and two assists in 17 games were his numbers. Christian Cueva was fundamental for the Peruvian team on the way to the playoffs and was chosen as the best of the 'Bicolor ' in this process by ten specialists.
Despite the heavy defeat in the playoff against Australia, it is necessary to assess the path that everyone's team traveled. And Christian, the “soccer son” of Ricardo Gareca, was our guide with the ball.
Below we leave you the answers of illustrious characters from our football like the World Cup players Hugo Sotil, Ramón Mifflin and Germán Leguía. They answer the question of who was the best Peruvian player in the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers. Most agree on one name: Christian Cueva.
“The highlight is the team, but if you have to name it, I prefer Gallese and Cueva”
Hugo Sotil, World Cup player with Peru in 1970 and 1978. Champion of America in 1975.
Renato Tapia. His regularity throughout all the Qualifiers, being the balance of the team, has been the best
Ramón Mifflin, World Cup player with Peru in 1970.
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“It is difficult, because the whole team has been a figure. But it is between Cueva and Gallese. Both brought out their category”
Germán Leguía, World Cup player with Peru in 1978 and 1982.
Cave is the different one. But we must highlight the reappearance of Callens, the delivery of Lapadula and Zambrano's version, which is the one we all want to see”
Miguel Rebosio, former soccer player.
“Lapadula has been constant, Cueva has been brilliant, but without Gallese we wouldn't get anywhere. I have no doubts”
Ricardo Montoya, psychologist and journalist.
“Cueva, but not only because of the goals, but because of what it has meant. He has the essence of being Peruvian, with the good and not so good things”
Camila Zapata, Direc TV journalist.
“Pedro Aquino has been the best. Then comes Lapadula who gave the national team hope for a goal”
Sofía Carrillo, journalist.
“When Peru sometimes couldn't find the solution, Cueva helped us out. Gallese's safety and personality should also be highlighted”
Daniella Fernández, journalist for Movistar Deportes.
“Cave. On the court, he radiated the influence of his talent with intelligence, lucid mind and improvisation”
Antenor Guerra-García, Peruvian journalist and encyclopedist.
“Cueva, because it has been one of the most regular. And because when he hasn't been there, his absence has been felt ”
Ana Lucía Rodríguez, journalist for GOLPerú.