Daniel Mesonero – another great talent from La Fábrica’s 2005 generation by @FabricaMadrid

Daniel Mesonero – another great talent from La Fábrica’s 2005 generation by @FabricaMadrid

Full name: Daniel Mesonero Miguel

Country: Spain

Place of birth: Madrid

Date of birth: 03/09/2005 (16)

Height: –

Youth teams: Moratalaz (2013-15), Rayo Vallecano (2015-19)

Current team: Real Madrid (since 2019)

Category: Juvenil B (U18)

Current national team: Spain U17

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: left

Market Value: –

Contract until: –

Player’s Agent:

Similar types of players: Giovanni Lo Celso and Ismaël Bennacer

Strengths:

– passing

– vision

– technique

– first touch

– ball control

– dribbling

– agility

– creativity

– intercepting

– football IQ

Playing style:

– deep-lying playmaker/playmaker

– versatile, can play in all midfield positions as a DM, CM, AM

– creative midfielder with very good technical ability, close ball control & great vision to make through passes

– he likes to dribble

– great vision & passing skills, he sees passes that some players don’t see and he has a facility to make accurate passes in the last third of the field

– when playing higher on the pitch, he likes to receive the ball between the lines to move forward and combine with his teammates, make the last pass, or shoot

– intelligent player who reads and feels the game well and often makes the right choices

– before receiving the ball, he constantly scans what is going around him & this allows him to be a few seconds ahead of his opponents and then make the right choices

– he has a great first touch and good ball handling which allows him to be in the right direction of the game and to eliminate his opponents on the first meters

– mastered “the croqueta” very well – he’s not afraid to receive the ball under pressure & knows how to make himself available to be found by his teammates

– very good in tight spaces thanks to his technical quality, agility, and his low centre of gravity which allows him to change direction quickly

– great technique that allows him to quickly take decisions in tight spaces & under pressure – good facility to make key passes when he’s in the last third of the field

– very comfortable with the ball at his feet & great close control

– it’s difficult to take the ball from him thanks to his lower centre of gravity and his ability with the ball

– player with good coordination, agility, balance & ball driving

– he is able to give rhythm to the team’s game and to bring a change of pace thanks to his speed with the ball

– he is not clumsy in front of goal although it is not his primary role, he possesses good shooting skills and he can bring danger when he is on the edge of the penalty area

– fairly good set-piece taker

– good anticipation & reading of the game defensively: he’s not the strongest but he’s very intelligent & he manages to recover many balls

Improvements:

– physical strength: he still has to progress physically as he’s not a strong player

– sometimes he can lack intensity in his play

– ambidexterity

Description:

Daniel Mesonero ‘Meso’ is a 16-year-old midfielder who plays for the U18s (Juvenil B) despite being officially a player from the U17s – Juvenil C. He joined La Fábrica in 2019 from Rayo Vallecano.

His first season was good and he played some good games with Real Madrid’s 2005 generation. Last season he was once again an important player and was one of the technical leaders of Tristan Celador’s (Real Madrid U16 coach last season) team. He brings that technical quality to the midfield, he is very mobile, has a good change of pace, and likes to appear in several areas of the pitch. His first touch, his ball control and his “conducción” are very good and precise. In the final third of the pitch he also has the vision and passing quality to make very accurate passes. Last season he made his debut for Juvenil C (U17) on 14 February 2020 against Atlético Chopera and on that day he made an assist for Yeray.

After the 2020/21 season, Meso should have been with the Juvenil C (U17) but since the start of this season he has been promoted with the U18s – Juvenil B – and he is one of the most important players of the team. He used to be an attacking midfielder but this season he is playing in a deeper role as a defensive midfielder in a double pivot This has allowed him to improve a lot his defensive contribution. His pairing with Marc Cucalón works very well and the two are complementary.

Daniel Mesonero with Juvenil B (U18) this season:

• 11 games

• 10 starts

• 826 minutes

• 3 goals

• 2 assists

• 89% passing accuracy

• 0.7 chances created per 90

• 7 successful dribbles per 90

• 72% successful dribbles

• 7 recoveries per 90

• 5.2 interceptions per 90

• 2.8 tackles won per 90

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