Darwin’s Theory: Evolution of the next 'El Matador'
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Darwin Nunez, the Uruguayan striker has been balling in the Liga Nos in Portugal with Benfica.
Although this season, it is likely Benfica will surrender the title to Sporting, they do have a silver lining. With 19 goal contributions in 26 appearances across all competitions this season, Nunez looks set to replace Cavani for the national team once the latter calls time on his international career, or maybe even dislodge him from the starting line-up.
The reason I say Cavani and not Suarez is because of Nunez's playing style. Nunez can play upfront in tandem with another forward as well as by himself. Something Cavani himself has done at Paris Saint Germain with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Icardi and Neymar. Like Cavani, Nunez is a well-coordinated striker who makes threatening runs in the box. His movement is something opponents are vary of. Physically, Nunez is tall and strong which allows him to win aerial duels in both boxes, a quality Edinson Cavani has profited from greatly in his career. Darwin Nunez is a composed finisher in the box.
As the modern-day football requires, strikers need to help in being the first line of defence and also help in creating the attacks, not just finish them off. This is an area that Nunez needs to work on. And as Charles Darwin says, the only way to survive is to evolve, Darwin Nunez also has to evolve to suit the footballing environment that is present at the moment. After all, there is only one rule in the jungle- survival of the fittest!

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