Numbers show Nicolas Otamendi’s influence for Argentina

While Lionel Messi has been impressive and rather vital for Argentina so far in the World Cup, Nicolas Otamendi’s performances have also been crucial for the Albiceleste.

Not a lot of players have done well for Argentina, but Otamendi has had a pretty good tournament at the back. As per Sofascore, the Benfica defender has made the highest number of touches (515) for the side and he has made the highest number of short passes (425) and long passes (11) as well.

He has won the highest number of defensive duels for the side (34) and he has made the most number of interceptions for Lionel Scaloni’s outfit as well.

While Cristian Romero and Lisandro Martinez have been in and out of the side at the back, it is Otamendi who has been a regular for the side and he is enjoying trust from Scaloni.


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