Ronald Araujo left the Camp Nou happy for the goal, but sad for the result and the team’s situation. Despite this, he lived a night that he will never forget. The Estadi dedicated the “Uruguayan, Uruguayan” to him. The same song that when he was a Barça B player, he himself shouted from the stands to his compatriot Luis Suárez. Yesterday, in front of Granada, the culés dedicate it to Araujo, who still has the creeps. Grateful, he went out onto the pitch after the game and stayed taking selfies with all the fans left in the bench area.
The central defender was once again the protagonist due to his competitive spirit against the Andalusians. Araujo never gives up and lives the experience of playing for Barcelona in the most intense way he can. He had never imagined having this opportunity and now he is squeezing every minute. In a defense with an average age of 20, Araujo, who is 22, served as leader.
At the end of the meeting, he did not hesitate to show his face, with humility and self-criticism, as usual. It is one of those footballers that matches matches to correct and improve. Of the students who ask for extra homework. He is aware of his limitations, admits his mistakes, as he did last season against Eibar, but without collapsing. He is very strong both physically and psychologically. In football terms, his evolution is evident since he arrived at Barça. He knew that he had to improve his ball delivery and touch with his feet and in the subsidiary he did a clinic with García Pimienta and has the technical secretary Ramon Planes, who signed him when he played in Uruguay, as his personal football consultant, his trusted man .
European record in headers
Now, consolidated in the first team of Barça, he is the most fit player at the beginning of the season together with Memphis and the Camp Nou sees in him touches of former captain Carles Puyol. Against Granada, Araujo once again brought out his soul as a striker, a position in which he played until youth, and achieved a personal record. He finished off the goal with a header five times, including a goal. No other player in the big five leagues has done it so far this season. In addition, he did not stop running kilometers up and down and even appeared as a winger after the tie. With auto-pass included on the right to overcome the marker in the race.