Nigerian forward Isaac Success finds himself excluded from Malaga’s 19-man squad set to contend against Atletico Madrid in the forthcoming Spanish LaLiga clash on Saturday. The roster, curated by Malaga’s Head Coach Jose Gonzalez, was disclosed via the club’s verified Twitter handle, indicating Success’ absence for the pivotal encounter, as reported by Completesportsnigeria.com.
Contrarily, Success’ compatriot and teammate, Brown Ideye, secures a spot in the squad slated to confront Atletico Madrid, marking his potential involvement in the high-stakes fixture. Both Success and Ideye embarked on loan moves to Malaga in January, extending their tenures until the season’s culmination.
Their maiden appearances for Malaga occurred in Monday’s 1-0 defeat against Las Palmas. Notably, the match showcased the presence of Nigerian midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo, also on loan from Portuguese top-tier club Feirense, donning Las Palmas’ colors.
Thursday witnessed Success’s official introduction as part of Malaga’s roster, marking a new chapter in his career within LaLiga. However, his exclusion from the squad set to face Atletico hints at potential tactical considerations or adjustments by Malaga’s coaching staff.
As Malaga currently languish at the league’s bottom with 13 points, juxtaposed against Atletico Madrid’s second position boasting 49 points, the clash assumes heightened significance for both sides. Success’ omission raises speculation about the tactical strategies and squad choices employed by Malaga against a formidable opponent like Atletico.
The absence of Success from the squad serves as a point of intrigue, while Ideye’s inclusion hints at a potential role in the team’s strategic setup. As the LaLiga encounter looms, the dynamics of squad selection continue to captivate interest, setting the stage for an engaging showdown between the struggling Malaga and the resurgent Atletico Madrid.