JJonathan Viera is a colonel, captain and soldier at UD Las Palmas… and one of the ‘cracks’ of Segunda. With his game, his assists and his goals, he is supporting the whole weight of his team in the fight to enter the ‘playoffs’. Its best version is coinciding with the final stretch of the championship, where Las Palmas is getting its best numbers. The yellows add eight consecutive days without losingin which have won 20 points out of the last 24 in play. It is no coincidence that Viera has participated in six goals -four goals and two assists- of the 14 that his team has scored in this period.
I am very satisfied to have a player like him, he is an example for everyone
“I am very pleased to have a player like Jonathan Viera, who is an example for everyone.” These are the words of García Pimienta after winning against Mlaga two days ago. “I am grateful to the master and my colleagues. I try to help everyone, I give everything I have”, replied the midfielder minutes later. And it is that the ’21’ returned to the island to give this type of happiness to his team and his fans.
Only one thing can stop Viera right now: a yellow card that leaves him without ‘the final’ on May 21 against Oviedo. Although the truth is that this match will be of no use if Las Palmas cannot return to Gran Canaria with the three points from Santo Domingo. The fans, the teammates and the coach cross their fingers, knowing that Jonathan Viera is not dosing himself. In the times of big data and of the big contracts, Viera continues to play because he has fun with football. When he hasn’t had fun, Las Palmas has had a bad time.
If Las Palmas is not higher in the table, it is largely because the 10 games that Viera missed between covid 19 and injuries. This campaign has already scored 10 goals, tying his best goalscoring record.
Don’t miss his spectacular goal against Mirands…
Few players in Second have as much quality as Jonathan Viera. His walk reminded Marcelo and Kovacic -during the visit of Real Madrid in March 2016- of Romario’s way of walking. And it is that Viera has the makings of a street footballer. A devilish dribbling, a surprising change of pace, a spectacular ball kick and, not least, a leadership that makes veterans and Nobel laureates follow him as if he were a table: “Jonathan Viera reminds us that we must always win,” explained Benito this week in the press room.
The ascent as a goal
Viera is Canarian magic. A First Division footballer He rejected important offers to return to his homeland and try to return UD Las Palmas to the highest category. That is his obsession, and it seems that he will not stop until he achieves it. Jonathan Viera, a different footballer. One of those players for whom it will always be worth paying a ticket.