Lucas Torreira assisted his first ever goal for Uruguay on Friday and had a very solid match, despite his country going on to lose.
Fresh from what was arguably a man of the match performance for Arsenal against Fulham (even if Lacazette picked up the official award), Torreira played 90 minutes for Uruguay in their 2-1 defeat to South Korea.
The 22-year-old put in a strong performance individually. He won three fouls and four duels, made four recoveries and 64 passes, but the highlight was certainly his assist for Uruguay’s only goal. You can check it out in the below video (skip to 3:45):
It’s great to see Arsenal’s summer signing performing so well at the moment. He doesn’t seem to need much time at all to adapt to Premier League football, despite his age and inexperience in England. Torreira’s style of play is perfect for the country and, at just €30m paid in instalments, he’s looking like a real bargain for the Gunners.
Hopefully, the midfielder and his country have more luck against Japan on Tuesday. Originally it was possible that Torreira could face Arsenal loanee Takuma Asano in the clash, but an injury to the forward with Hannover 96 means that’s no longer on the table.