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Theo Hérnandez having a worse first season than Fabio Coentrao

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Theo Hérnandez having a worse first season than Fabio Coentrao

The left-back is having a difficult season after moving from Atlético Madrid to Real Madrid and has failed to truly make an impact at a position that Marcelo calls his own.

The directors at Real Madrid saw something in Theo Hernandez that was enough to see them break the non-aggression pact between them and cross-city rivals, Atlético Madrid. They paid close to €30 million for the left-back's services. The 20-year-old has not gotten off to a great start at his new club with worse numbers to Fabio Coentrao in his first season.

Comparisons

To start, Coentrao was a starter in 69% of the games he played under Jose Mourinho when he first arrived. Theo is currently starting in just 50% of the games he is playing. Coentrao finished the season with 2,218 minutes under his best - 42% of the available gametime. Theo is just clocking in at 25% of the official gametime with Marcelo keeping the position all for himself.

Theo VS Coentrao

Coentrao (2011-12)

Comparison

Theo (2017-18)

33 Games 10
23 Starts 5
42% % of total minutes 25%
69% % of times as starter 50%
3 Assists 0
0 Goals 0
8 Games with a clean sheet 2
96’ Concede a goal every X amount of minutes 133’
24% % of times the goalkeeper was tested 20%
15 Minutes per steal 19
51’ Foul every X amount of minutes 76’
174 Bad passes 44
29 Bad pass every X amount of minutes 12

Coentrao recovered a ball every 15 minutes and Hernandez is winning it back every 19 minutes. Hernandez is also a worse passer so far and gives a bad pass once every 12 minutes comapred to coentrao's every 29 minutes. The French defender is scoring more often and makes fewer fouls but given how Coentrao's time went at the club, it might be a worrying sign and the comparison is not favourable.

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