Darwin Núñez of Liverpool continues to make name for himself, getting praise from South American media after his impressive performance for Uruguay in their 3-0 victory over Bolivia.
The 24-year-old showcased his goal-scoring prowess by scoring two goals and strengthening Uruguay’s second-place position in the COMNEBOL World Cup qualification section.
Núñez’s remarkable form at the international level has been evident throughout the November international break, where he scored three goals in two games, including a historic win over Argentina.
His contributions have not gone unnoticed as he received accolades for his performance against Bolivia.
South American media outlet AS described Núñez as “unstoppable” and highlighted the impact Marcelo Bielsa has had on the player.
They noted that even established stars like Edinson Cavani and Luis Suárez cannot dispute the brilliance Núñez is currently displaying.
AS also emphasized Nunez’s voracity and versatility, making him a formidable threat to any defense he faces.
Núñez’s first goal against Bolivia showcased his ability to take advantage of tactical opportunities.
AS praised his awareness and positioning as he capitalized on the runs made by his teammates, ultimately securing the opening goal for Uruguay. This goal exemplified Núñez’s consistent performance throughout the match.
Uruguay’s victory over Bolivia further solidified their position as Argentina’s closest rivals in the World Cup qualification sector.
Meanwhile, Brazil suffered their third consecutive defeat, causing them to slip further down the table.
Núñez’s contributions were vital in Uruguay’s success, earning him an eight out of ten rating from publication El Pais.
El Observador also commended Núñez for his goal-scoring abilities and referred to him as the scorer of the present and future.
His performance against Bolivia further reinforced his growing reputation as a talented striker.
Núñez’s success at the international level is a stark contrast to his early struggles at Liverpool, where he faced criticism for his performances.
However, he has quickly turned things around and has become an integral part of Uruguay’s attacking force.
With his impressive goal-scoring record this season, Núñez has proven his worth with four goals and four assists in just 11 appearances.
His contributions have undoubtedly played a significant role in Liverpool’s campaign so far. Nunez will be part of the squad that will face league leaders Man City on Saturday.