The arrival of Abelardo Fernández and Raúl de Tomás has not only spurred the spirits of Spanishism, but it has been a stir for the players, whose roles vary. In the same way that Matías Vargas was one of the players who did not find fit in the system of Pablo Machín, in which the extremes had no opportunities or played outside their areas, with the arrival of Abelardo Sergi Darder is the player who will have than reinvent or live a more demanding competition. Darder himself, in an interview with AS last season, reflected on his demarcation. “It is trying to be more mediapunta than medium, but that player profile is Melendo. I can do it, but I usually play further back. The midfielder has innate qualities … “, said the player in a context of personal and collective brilliance of Rubi’s team, who finished seventh in the championship. The truth is that Darder has taken more turns than a spinning top in Espanyol. Since his arrival, the Mallorcan has acted in the double pivot, indoor on both sides, end with Quique Sánchez Flores and forward, always understanding the game in its own way and marking or assisting at decisive moments. Taking into account the template and its resources, enter Darder, Raúl de Tomás, Víctor Campuzano, Jonathan Calleri Y Wu Lei the attack positions will be distributed, playing Abelardo with the moments of the matches and with the advantage of having three competitions.So far, Darder has been a starter in all the meetings with Machín and was only substitute in two with David Gallego. Now he will have to reinvent himself again to take Espanyol to achieve his goals. Darder has already demonstrated his adaptation. At the technician’s premiere Asturian in the derby, Darder acted as Forward when Espanyol was not in control of the game and of midfielder when he took the ball. A position that is not usual for the Mallorcan, although it can adapt due to its scoring ability: in fact, with two goals, it is among the top scorers of the first round. Abelardo himself referred to Darder as forward in his last press conference. The rise of David López to the midfielder and the arrival of Raúl de Tomás complicate the lace of the spiritual captain of Espanyol.