Juan Cuadrado has been quietly getting down his business for Juventus.
That business being a marauding winger flying up and down Juve’s right and playing in Champions League finals.
We’ll ignore the fact he picked up two yellow cards having only come on as a substitute in the 60th minute in the biggest game of his life.
Cuadrado first came into our minds when Chelsea paid Fiorentina £23million for him sending Mohamed Salah the other – no one mention hindsight.
The Colombian had an indifferent time at Stamford Bridge and Juventus brought him to Turin on a three year loan deal.
Here at Dream Team we always considered him as an out-and-out winger providing pace down the flanks and servicing the front men.
Well it looks like we could have been wrong about him all along after this Twitter exchange.
Firstly let’s deal with the fact that Paulo Dybala is clearly on a different plane to the other two in this montage.
Anyway, Cuadrado’s response brings into question a very valid point – should a winger be considered part of the attack or midfield?
In the modern game a 4-3-3 formation requires attacking wingers on both sides with a goal threat through the middle.
But when you look at Cuadrado’s career numbers, he might be trying to save some skin by saying he doesn’t consider himself an attacker.
He has only reached double figures in the goal stakes once in his career, at Fiorentina in 2013/14, otherwise he has scored a maximum of five in any one year.
Taking his assists into account it does not look much better.
He managed 10 in total last season and only bettered that once before – again at the Viola but in 2012/13.