Date Of Birth: 11/07/2002
Place Of Birth: Montevideo, Uruguay
2nd Nationality: Italian
Best Foot: Right
1° Position: Playmaker
Club: Defensor Sporting
One of the main protagonists of the “Celeste” is undoubtedly the Defensor Sporting midfielder Vicente Poggi, true perpetual motion of Mr Alejandro Garay's median.
“We played a group that wasn't the most accessible. The first results were in our favor. Despite the fact we lost against Paraguay. There is nothing to blame my teammates for giving everything on the pitch. The games I played I felt cramps because I didn't know how to run on the pitch or play against teams that keep possession of the ball. Uruguay are a team characterized by counterattacks and maintain a defensive order. Brazil and Argentina take possession. " (taken from elbocon.pe)
Peru brings luck to Poggi who 3 years ago, with his home club, won the Copa de la Amistad, a prestigious international youth competition.
“For me it was the first trip with the team. I think it was the trip I remember the most. Leaving the country as a champion gives you that touch of happiness. "
With the national youth selection, Vicente has greatly improved, comparing himself with the best talents of his country and against the strongest prospects in South America.
"Before, I missed a lot of passes, I stole a lot of balls, but then I wasn't precise in setting. I have improved a lot now. I also know when to run to steal a ball and pass it safely. I have to keep improving. " (taken from elbocon.pe)
Of course, as a good Uruguayan, he has a strength of the senior national team as his idol: “I admire Lucas Torreira, he is the one who now catches my attention because he steals and passes the ball well. I see him as a role model in my position. I would like to play in the Premier League. I know how to play the ball fast and I don't hold it for a long time. A style of play that is typical of the English league, which I like because it is played fast. "
Vicente Poggi is already in the crosshairs of the senior national team; the young talent, with clear Italian origins (both maternal and paternal), has often had the opportunity to meet C. T. Óscar Washington Tabárez on the occasion of the training camps, who never misses an opportunity to see the matches of the youth teams. He is now a regular starter eleven of Defensor illuminating the scene with his determination and sacrifice spirit.
He played 27 games with Uruguay U17, including 8 during South American Cup U17.
He also played 9 games with the first team of Defensor Sporting during the end of 2020.
He is a player who favors more the ball recovery phase than the construction phase, even if, in recent times, he has greatly improved from a technical point of view, becoming a complete midfielder.
Extremely mobile, he can perform well even in the mid-wing position, where he has the possibility to insert himself more in attack, taking advantage of his discreet shot.
He has a fairly fast pace, which allows him to easily recover the meters lost by the opponents passing by his side.
-0.25 key pass per game (74% accurate)
-0.38 shoot per game
-0.25 cross per game (50% accurate)
-19 challenges - 4 aerial - 15 ground (50% won)
-1 dribbling per game (75% succesful)
-5.5 tackles per game (61% succesful)
-35 passes per game (81% accurate)
VS Lucas Torreira (Atletico Madrid)
-0 key pass per game
-0.17 shoot per game (50% accurate)
-0 cross per game
-9 challenges - 1 aerial - 8 ground (60% won)
-0.25 dribbling per game (33% succesful)
-2.3 tackles per game (61% succesful)
-21 passes per game (92% accurate)
-0.08 goals per game
VS Morgan Sanson (Marseille)
-0.75 key pass per game
-0.81 shoot per game (31% accurate)
-0.69 cross per game
-13 challenges - 1 aerial - 12 ground (41% won)
-2.3 dribbling per game (51% succesful)
-4 tackles per game (55% succesful)
-27 passes per game (77% accurate)
-0.13 goals per game