Eibar are loving life at the moment and the Basques are Europe's in-form team, with a large part of that down to the recent sbo performances of left-back Jose Angel.Signed in the summer from Porto as a replacement for Antonio Luna, the 28-year-old didn't get off to the most impressive of starts and coach Jose Luis Mendilibar even turned to David Junca for the left side of defence. Junca then suffered an injury and Jose Angel was brought back into the team, but this time he was determined to make the position his.
With five assists so far this LaLiga sbo season, he has been important for Eibar at both ends of the pitch and his excellent display during last weekend's 2-1 victory in Las Palmas was simply the latest in a long list of good showings. In fact, it was Jose Angel who provided the assist of the assist for Fabian Orellana's goal, while he also crossed for Sergi Enrich's winner.
Looking at the rest of LaLiga's defenders, only Barcelona's Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto have more assists, with six each, highlighting just how impactful the Eibar man has been. Junca is set to return from injury this week, but Jose Angel sbo has earned the right to stay in the starting lineup.