by Andrew Doulton - 15th January
For the position of defensive midfield I have chosen my second Canadian player. The player I have selected is Samuel Piette who is currently playing on Loan for Spanish club Ferrol. His parent club Deportivo signed him on a free transfer following time spent playing youth football in Germany for Dusseldorf II and after making a couple of appearances for the first team.
He has been showing signs of settling in Spain following his move from Germany and he is starting to show his true potential. His team Ferrol are currently sitting top of the League and Piette has played most games this season, although many of them are from the bench. The most important part of this loan deal is that Piette is gaining first team experience for a team that looks likely to win the league.
At International level things are progressing very well for Piette. He has played for each of the youth international sides, but most impressively at the age of 21 he has 11 full international caps for Canada. He was part of the Canada team that finished 4th at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
His main position when he plays is as a defensive midfielder, although he has played as a defender this season. I have seen his nickname mentioned as the bull, but there is more to his game than this as he does have good technique and vision. He also has good physical attributes, which serve him well in the holding midfield role.
The future is bright for Piette and he already seems to be a key international for Canada. His next steps have to be to gain more experience at club level, which will help further his career. Ideally of the back of a successful loan season with Ferrol, Piette will get a chance with his parent club Deportivo in La Liga.
At FanFormation we are looking forward to seeing Piette develop his game and play in La Liga in the future.