The Jesé case is already setting fire to Ankaragücü!

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At 29, Jesé Rodriguez has already lived several lives. When he was younger, the Canterano was considered one of Real Madrid’s great hopes. Quickly, he had also impressed with the first team. Then there was this rupture of the cruciate ligaments of the knee in March 2014. An injury which changed the career of the Spaniard, who never found his best level. Asked by brand in 2017, he had recognized it himself.

“The injury I had slowed down my career a lot, that’s not an excuse, but reality. When I came back, after the injury, an infection, a 9 month recovery, I had a hard time feeling good again. I don’t like to compare myself to others, but without this injury I’m sure I would be an indisputable starter at Real Madrid.”. A club he left in 2016 to join PSG. But his visit to the French capital was a total failure.

Itinerary of a wasted talent

Far from convincing, he was sent on loan to Las Palmas (2016-17), Stoke City (2017-18), Betis (2018-19), Sporting CP (2019-20) before his contract was finally terminated at the end of December 2020. Free, the one who had cost PSG € 25 million left France with the image of a flop and joined Las Palmas. A city of which Jesé is a native. After the first six months to get back on his feet (2 goals and 2 assists in 16 games), the former Real Madrid player stayed for a second year.

He thus spent an entire season in the second division with a decent record of 11 goals and 6 assists in 41 matches in all competitions. But his attitude did not allow him to obtain a new contract. Indeed, he had criticized his coach. Which was not appreciated. “Jesé made it very difficult for me. He was unlucky after the last game, but his words were very badly received in the dressing room.”explained the president of the club, Miguel Ángel Ramirez.

Delicate beginnings in Turkey

The player, who wanted to take up a new challenge while being the star of a new reality TV show, finally joined Turkey this summer after getting married. He signed a one-year contract, with an option for an additional year, in Ankaragücü. A crowned Turkish D2 champion team and promoted to Süper Lig. But his debut in his new club does not go as planned. He was a substitute on the first two days against Konyaspor (August 8, 30 minutes played) and Gaziantep (August 14, 37 minutes played).

Holder against Karagümrük (August 27, 63 minutes played), he returned to the bench for the next two matches against Besiktas (September 4, 17 minutes played) and Sivasspor (September 18, 11 minutes played). With 0 goals and 0 assists on the counter, the 29-year-old footballer does not yet meet expectations. And to make matters worse, his case sets fire to the Turkish team. In effect, AS tells us that the supporters want to see him start and are putting pressure on coach Ömer Erdogan. This was still the case on Sunday when Ankaragücü clinched their first victory of the season against Sivasspor (2-1).

The supporters put a lot of pressure on the coach

Despite this, the fans are protesting and supporting the Spaniard. The latter must also deal with a coach with whom he has differences. Indeed, the Iberian media indicates that Ömer Erdogan wants to position him as a right winger so that he is also involved defensively. The coach spoke with the 29-year-old to explain his point of view and tell him that he did not find him physically ready yet. But Jesé disagrees. He estimates that he is ready to play 90 minutes and that he must play in peak.

The point of no return has not yet been reached, but the differences are deep between the two men. Despite everything, the former PSG flop can count on the supporters who step up to the plate each time he does not hold and put a lot of pressure. They are therefore waiting to see if Jesé will start in the next clashes against Basaksehir (October 1) and Fenerbahçe (October 17). A strong reaction is expected if this is not the case. A controversy that Ankaragücü does not need, sixteenth in the Süper Lig with 4 points (1 win, 1 draw and 4 losses).

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