Thus, after the match against Betis on April 3, Molina surpassed left-back Reinildo to become the Atletico player with the most minutes played in the 2022/23 season. Before being away from the pitch for a long time due to injury, Reinildo was the player topping this list with 2,716 minutes.
Molina is also a player who actively contributes to Atletico’s play. Statistics show that he made more than 1000 passes, 64% of which happened in the opponent’s half. This shows that Molina not only fulfills the defensive task, but also supports the attack very well. It can be affirmed that the Argentine star is a very successful deal for Atletico.
Moving to the Metropolitano from Udinese in the summer of 2022 for only 10 million euros (with 5 million euros in variable fees), the 24-year-old has integrated very quickly to become an indispensable link in the competition system of the team. Atlético. Molina became even more famous after he and Argentina won the world championship at the 2022 World Cup finals taking place in Qatar at the end of last year.
Since Kieran Trippier left the Metropolitano to join Newcastle in 2022, Atletico have struggled to find a replacement for him at left-back. It was only when Molina appeared that coach Simeone really breathed a sigh of relief. With a comprehensive defensive kick and very full physical strength, Molina deserves to be called a “lungless person” at Atletico.