Not for the first time in his career, Moises Caicedo made an impression right away when Brighton manager Graham Potter chose to start the Ecuadorian after his team went seven games without a win and only scored once.
His debut game came against Arsenal on the road at the Emirates Stadium in early April, which was terrifying. Taking everything in stride, Caicedo immediately put on an outstanding display, assisting Enock Mwepu on his goal to give the Seagulls a shocking 2-1 victory over a Gunners team vying for UEFA Champions League qualifying.
In the Premier League, Moises Caicedo has been brilliant for Brighton. For Ecuador to have a good FIFA World Cup, he is essential. Miguel Angel Ramirez, his former coach, speaks to us.
As Brighton went on an impressive run to finish ninth, their highest-ever result in the English top division, to which they returned in 2017 after a 34-year hiatus, Caicedo remained in the starting XI through the rest of the season.
After returning to north London to defeat Antonio Conte’s Tottenham, they outperformed the ever challenging Wolves before thrashing Manchester United to secure one of their most significant victories ever.
The Seagulls later secured that top-ten position by defeating West Ham on the final day of the season after coming from behind. Their lone setback in the previous eight games was a 3-0 road loss to Pep Guardiola’s unstoppable Manchester City, a game in which Caicedo still managed to make an impression.
It appears as though the man they nickname “Moi” has been around for much longer even though he has only made eight appearances in one of Europe’s most competitive leagues.
The Ecuadorian, who is quickly establishing himself as a household name in English football, is already a fan favorite at Falmer Stadium, where he is serenaded by the crowd with the following chant: “Voulez-Vous: Caicedooo! Aha! He came from Ecuador! Aha! To win the Ballon d’Or! Aha! His name is Moises Caicedooo!”
In the Premier League, tried and true. Moises has demonstrated that he is able to act quickly enough to get out of constrained and challenging situations in a league where you have less room to make decisions. He effectively communicates through his passing and movement.
He makes it simple for people to discover him, and he also finds people just as quickly. He performs all the monotonous tasks, understands how to use space, and is aware of his teammates, the opposition, and the surrounding area. He picks that up really quickly.
Because he has a superb first touch and pass, he thinks swiftly and completes tasks. His link-up play and dynamism are the things about him right now that really stand out. In the Premier League, you must have that in order to play.
He played midfield as a No. 5. He would be the sole central midfielder in a 4-3-3 system. He began playing there when he first joined the first team, and in the first few games he took my place, he took [Cristian] Pellerano’s place. However, we gave him the No. 8 jersey for his first Copa Libertadores game, and he scored against Junior de Barranquilla. That demonstrated to us his potential for greater influence in that capacity.
A vital player in the quest for Qatar 2022. He had the same influence on the national squad as he had on the Independiente team. It enhanced his playing abilities. We had players like Pellerano and Faravelli surrounding him, and despite the national team having a large pool of players to choose from, Moises is essential to their style of play and organizational structure.
Almost everything passes through him, both defense and offense. Because of his productivity, ingenuity, and aggression, Moises is a leader. Although he is young, he is not the kind of leader who frequently speaks in public. That kind of child is not him. He’s pretty reserved. He won’t try to scream and shout to change Ecuador’s course. He plays in this manner because he is so important to La Tri.