Extremo accepted to play for team B against Fontinhas, in the Championship of Portugal, which pleased the leonine structure.
On Sunday, Gonzalo Plata took another step towards reinstating Sporting’s main team, after accepting to play officially for team B in the Portuguese Championship match against Fontinhas, in the Azores.
The winger was available to do so, without asserting his status as a regular international for the Ecuadorian national team, a fact that was very positively understood in Alvalade by the structure of professional football, in particular Rúben Amorim, who, after having been displeased with his performances in training, he decided to demote him for the training led by Filipe Çelikkaya.
Used for 89 minutes, Gonzalo Plata was shown to be committed, something that in the last days of the market will not even have happened in the face of the loan proposals that the player had, specifically from Cádiz, from Spain.
In fact, Rúben Amorim himself clarified that the player had been affected by speculation about the eventual departure last January, a scenario that was desired by himself in order to be able to play with the regularity that he has not yet found in Alvalade with the coach. Those responsible for León were only available for a loan on loan to Rio Ave, after the Vila do Conde emblem had requested this as compensation to free Matheus Reis, but the jersey number 20 of the lions refused this possibility. This was not to the satisfaction of the structure of professional football, nor of Rúben Amorim, who decided to penalize the athlete.
Gonzalo Plata, this season, has 11 challenges for the main team of the lions, in which he added 342 minutes of use, without achieving any goal.