Compared with Manuel Neuer, Stefan Ortega has completely changed the way goalkeepers play. His unique style of play-brave and in danger, And his own penalty area-making him a goalkeeper.
Ortega was inspired by the Bayern goalkeeper style-he also played the role of a quarterback, he participated in the team’s game, but was also able to throw the ball perfectly in the half. -Neuer is the best goalkeeper in the world. If it weren’t for him, then Bayern’s game would look completely different. He exudes great power-he runs wild in Ortega in “Kicker”.
The 28-year-old Ortega is a Hispanic-German goalkeeper who, under the leadership of former coach Uwa Neuhaus, complained about Armenia’s defense being too high. After Florian Kramer took over the team in March 2021, everything changed, which allowed the goalkeeper to be more offensive and often risked making mistakes. In the game against Leverkusen, Ortega had the most contact with all players. He is the leader of Armenia, there is no doubt-DAZN expert Sebastian Kneissl said on the Sportbuzzer portal.
Kramer decided to change the way the team played. The new coach emphasizes reducing ball possession and focuses on the interchangeability of positions between players. Ortega plays an important role in this system because he helps the team play a role after he recovers the ball in the defensive phase.
The goalkeeper of Armenian long passes often looks for forward Fabian Kloss, who has an impressive physical condition (height of 194 cm) and can use the goalkeeper’s moves correctly. In the current season, Kloss has won as many as 186 aerial duels and is absolutely ahead of the league championship, the second time Mats Hummels from Dortmund (128).
Two years ago, Ortega’s huge 65-meter trench led Klos to shoot. This season, Ortega defeated FC Koeln 1-0 in September with an amazing assist Joan Simun Edmundsson (Joan Simun Edmundsson) was once again successful.
Ortega often takes the ball outside his penalty area and keeps an eye on Klos’s position. The goalkeeper did not immediately get rid of the ball, but based on the forward’s position, decided to pass directly to the penalty area or the opponent’s “16” side zone.
Ortega also performed well under pressure, able to quickly resume the game when most of his opponents are still in the penalty area. The Armenian goalkeeper is more aggressive towards the ball and often tries to catch the ball directly instead of bounce to the side. Therefore, he has the ability to perform fast moves, not only for Kloss but also for others. Japanese Ritsu Doana 4 goals and 3 assists), his offensive speed and dribbling ability gave him the upper hand in the offense.
Ortega, with his brave performance and efforts to launch most of Armenia’s offense, ranks sixth in getting into the opponent’s penalty area and third in passing the ball to a third of the pitch.
Ortega’s average ranking on the court this season can be best illustrated by the graphics of the sofa score portal. Red indicates the area of the court he visits most often.
Stefan Ortega’s heat map in Arminia Bielefeld in the 2020/21 season Feet: screen / sofascore.com
-To develop this style of play, I need a lot of time. As goalkeeper Marco Kostmann said, I am like a cat chasing the ball, always waiting-Ortega said.
Ortega broke into Armenia’s youth team-U-17 and U-19 for the first time in the 2007-11 season. Later, he was promoted to the first team, where it was difficult for him to break into the starting lineup when the Bielefeld club participated in the German 3rd and 2nd league. In the 2011-14 season, Ortega only participated in 27 games. He decided to move to TSV 1860 Munich, where he was given more opportunities to demonstrate his skills in three years. In total, he played 59 times for TSV. In 2017, he decided to return to Armenia. He was his first game in the second Bundesliga. At the end of the 2019/20 season, he won the club’s first promotion to the Bundesliga in 11 years. His talents exploded among the elite.