Néstor Lucas – another jewel from La Fábrica by Kaba

Néstor Lucas – another jewel from La Fábrica by Kaba

Full name: Néstor Lucas

Country: Spain

Birthday place: Toledo

Date of birth: (05/01/2003)

Height: 1,76 M

Youths teams: Recas (2006-2011) & Illescas (2011-2012)

Current team: Real Madrid (since 2012)

Category: Juvenil B (U18)

Number: —

Current national team:

Position: defensive midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market Value: –

Contract until: 2025

Player’s Agent: –

Similar player: Antonio Blanco

Strengths:

  • passing
  • vision
  • technique
  • ball control
  • tactical intelligence
  • reading of the game
  • defensive contribution
  • teamwork
  • leadership

Improvements :

  • physical strength
  • aerials duels
  • sometimes, he should take more risk in his game

Playing style:

  • deep-lying orchestrator & midfield controller
  • he often plays as the single pivot even if he can also perform in a double pivot
  • he likes to play as the deepest midfielder & control the tempo of the game
  • technically gifted midfielder with a great tactical intelligence
  • he likes to play short passes
  • he often ask for the ball & he often give passing solutions to his teammates
  • he plays simple and fair: he knows when to play with one touch, when to control the rhythm of the game and he is able of dribbling an opponent when it’s necessary even if it’s not his best attribute
  • midfielder with good spatial awareness: he always has his head up, analyses well what is going on around him before receiving the ball and he knows where his teammates are – this allows him to be one step ahead of his opponents
  • he knows how to make himself available in midfield and where to position himself to facilitate the team’s build-up: he doesn’t constantly drop deep between his two CBs
  • good decision making: he analyses well the different pass solutions he has and knows when to take a risk or not
  • he has body orientation before and when he receives the ball: He is in a 3/4 position which allows him to have an overview of the pitch and to make the right choices afterwards
  • he is very composed on the ball : he’s not afraid to receive the ball & he is good when he receives the ball under pressure: he uses the angle of his body to keep a wide away of passing options
  • midfielder with good passing skills, technique and vision – when he is in the opponent’s half of the field, he is able to make very good through passes to find his teammates in goal situations
  • thanks to his reading of the game, his positioning and his sense of anticipation, he makes numerous interceptions and recovers many balls per game
  • he is very quick to anticipate the opponent’s movements and is often present on the second ball

Description:

Néstor Lucas is an 18-year-old defensive midfielder who joined La Fábrica in 2011 from Illescas and has played this season with Juvenil B (U18) – his 9th season with Real Madrid. Néstor is a modern defensive midfielder. He is positioned in front of the defence and orchestrates all the moves of his team. He’s a player who has a very good technical quality and allows his team to perform in the possession phases. His positioning (between his two CBs or a little higher) is very important in his team’s ball outings.

Néstor is a player who plays simple but is fair in everything he does, he is very smart in his choices and has a good vision of the game. He’s a player who constantly has his head up, looking to progress the ball forward and he has a good awareness of what is happening around him. He has a great range of passing : short passes, mid-range passes long-range passes and has an ability to break the lines.

Defensively, his positioning and his game reading allow him to recover balls. He’s always there to start the pressing and push the whole team to do it. He’s the captain of Juvenil C. He has a good shooting ability and is capable of creating danger and scoring from distance.

Néstor Lucas is part of the 2003 generation – one of La Fábrica’s most talented generations with players such as Israel Salazar, Bruno Iglesias, Takuhiro Nakai ‘Pipi’, Néstor Lucas, David de la Víbora, Ferrán Ruiz, Raúl Asencio and more.

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