Adrian San Miguel It has gone from nothing to everything in just two weeks. do just 15 days, the goalkeeper trained alone on the premises of UD Pilas, a modest team of Seville's first regional. Two weeks later, is the player of the moment and a hero in Liverpool even for Jurgen Klopp himself who came to compare it with Rocky. And as often happens in these cases, after a series of film worthy carambola.
Adrian San Miguel, unemployment decide the European Super Cup
In just 15 days, the goalkeeper has gone from having team, not knowing where he was to play and train in a regional field, to debut at Anfield Road in Liverpool in the Premiership and to be decisive in the victory of Liverpool in the European Super Cup that played against Chelsea, stopping the final penalty that gave the title to the Reds. And all thanks to a series of coincidences.
Spanish goalkeeper, who had not played an official match since January 2019, He was without a club after failing to renew his contract with West Ham. While all players were two months of preseason, he exercised alone. Because, when Liverpool offer arrived, European champion, He had no doubt. What did not know was sure I would live in just a couple of weeks everything has lived.
Fichaba in principle with the clear role of substitute goalkeeper. But nevertheless, injury Allison Becker in the minute 38 the first match of the Premier Liverpool against Norwich, He is given the opportunity to Adrian San Miguel debuting as a janitor at Anfield and a few days later, be decisive with his performance for the second title of Liverpool in 3 months.
He has conquered everyone, the first Klopp
“Adrian had not played in a while, but he had to be prepared and it was. He made some incredible saves to be as prepared as he was tonight is amazing. You can be proud of what he did tonight” Klopp said after the game.
But nevertheless Adrian San Miguel It is not a goalkeeper who has come from nowhere. He made his debut with Real Betis in the season 2012-13 and he was transferred to West Ham where he has been 6 seasons, It is a permanent fixture in the first. Not surprisingly he has played more than 150 matches in the Premier and came to be called by Spain in 2016 although got to make debut. Now the 32 years, the award has come at the time and in the most unexpected way.