CD Leganes new manager, Luis Cembranos has justified his decision to exclude Kenneth Omeruo from the team’s clash with RCD Mallorca on Saturday.
Omeruo was missing from the squad that ensured Leganes first win of the season at Municipal de Butarque, with his compatriot Chidozie Awaziem coming off the bench to help the team after Dimitrios Siovas was substituted for injury.
Cembranos opted for two central defenders, unlike his predecessor Mauricio Pellegrino who liked playing with three central defenders.
Omeruo and Moroccan Youssef En-Nesyri were the major casualties in Cembranos’ tactical switch and the coached confirmed he went into the encounter with the players that fit his game plan.
”I have chosen the best eighteen. It wasn’t just the physical, the technical and the tactical. It was also mental.
”I have tried to select the best to compete and suffer today, to be closer to getting a victory.
“We have taken a step forward, convincing ourselves, believing a little more in what we are doing. It is an important turning point to continue growing as a team. Let’s see where we get.”
Now going by the decision of the new Coach, Awaziem is now ahead of Omeruo in the pecking order and he’s expected to feature against Real Madrid on Wednesday.