La Liga :Real madrid scapegoat cheryshev is now copa del rey eligible
Well, isn’t this ironic that the player who cost Real Madrid a spot in Copa del Rey can now play in the same competition.
Denis Cheryshev, the Russian midfielder who was deemed ineligible for Real Madrid after accumulating yellow cards during Villarreal’s Copa del Rey campaign last season, will now be able to play in the competition himself.
On Monday, Cheryshev completed a loan move and will spend the rest of the season with Valencia. The 25-year-old can now face Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semifinals later this week after a disciplinary committee ruled that his apperance against Cadiz back in December counted towards his suspension.
“It is a very important opportunity for me and I hope to live up to this challenge,” Cheryshev was quoted as saying on Marca. “Football is about the present and it’s true that the team is going through a difficult time. I believe that with hard work Valencia will come out of its complicated situation.”
Valencia could surely use all the help they can get as they’ve yet to win a La Liga match under Gary Neville’s stewardship. Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Sporting Gijon snapped a 22-game, 14-month unbeaten home record.
Let’s just hope Cheryshev’s signing will not turn Los Che’s luck from bad to worse.