Scout Report- Sergio Santos
FIXTURE: Columbus Crew v Philadelphia Union
PLAYER: Sergio Santos
CLUB: Philadelphia Union
HEIGHT: 6’ 0’’
POSITION(S) & FORMATION PLAYED IN: Striker & 4-3-1-2
LEADING FOOT: Left
· His 1st touch is very good.
· Can be goal threat, missed big opportunity with a header, that would have disappointed him, but he is gets into the position to create these chances.
· I would like to see him dribble and try beat the man more, only did this once when he was on the field, but it was a successful dribble.
· Won half of his aerial duals, he is a genuine presence up top.
· He likes to break in behind the defenders and this was shown when he won the penalty.
· The type of forward he is a in behind forward.
· Decision making very good, does not take pot shots, like the play it safe and passes when he thinks that is the better option.
· Timing of his runs are excellent, can play on the last defender, was not offside throughout his time on the field.
· Reading the game/intelligence is also excellent finds space very easily to create chances, does not always get the ball but he finds the space.
· Makes himself available to receive the ball.
· Tracks back too.
· 76.5% pass accuracy is something maybe he can improve on.
· Work rate was super, won 5 of his ground duals out of 8, will track back, fouled three times throughout the game, one which resulted in a penalty.
· Composure Infront of goal for his big chance was poor, but 5 goals in his last 8 games indicates he is cool under pressure.
· Does not seem like a talker on the pitch but his runs to receive the ball and in behind indicates he likes to do his talking on the pitch.
· Will work just as hard when his team are winning or losing, this was proving when he won his penalty when his team were 1-0 down
· Sergio Santos, throughout his time on the pitch showed athleticism, running power, pace, and balance
· He is strong in duals.
· He can stretch defenders with his pace.
· Very good balance shown on the ball for a big man.
PERFORMANCE GRADE: (1-10)
· 7/10 Notably Good performance
I can see Sergio Santos fit into a League 1 Club in England or Championship side in Scotland