The Andalusian footballer is enjoying his best ever goalscoring season
Alberto Moreno is enjoying one of the best moments of his career. Under Unai Emery, the Andalusian footballer, used to playing in defence – has shone as a midfielder.
In his new position, the Spain international has been more involved in Villarreal CF’s attacking play. He’s arriving in the box and he is shining in front of goal. So far this season, he has already scored six goals: a brace in the Copa del Rey against Victoria CF (8-0), three goals in LaLiga against Elche CF (4-1), RC Celta (1-1) and Atlético de Madrid (2-2), as well as a goal in the UEFA Champions League against Young Boys (1-4).
Alberto Moreno’s great form is not down to chance. The Andalusian player has always been at his best under the Basque manager, who gave him a first-team chance when the two were at Sevilla FC together. In the 2013/14 season, under Emery, he scored three times and lifted the UEFA Europea League before heading to Liverpool FC, with whom he won the UEFA Champions League.
Before his great form this season in front of goal, Alberto Moreno had not scored in an official match since 10th April 2016 in a Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City (4-1).