What can Antonio Jose Pardo Lukas add to the East Bengal FC defense?

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Over the last few years, East Bengal FC has been facing a lot of trouble due to their brittle defense. But this year, the century-old club is looking forward to overcome all the difficulties with their newly appointed head coach, Carles Cuadrat. East Bengal has recently signed 35-year-old Spanish centre back Antonio Jose Pardo Lukas ahead of the upcoming season.

Player Profile: Antonio Jose Pardo Lukas:

Antonio Jose Pardo Lukas started his youth career at Valencia CF. In 2012, Pardo joined Spanish third tier club Recreativo Huelva from Valencia B. Later, he played for several Spanish clubs like Real Oviedo, Hercules CF, La Hoya Lorca, Merida AD, Extremadura, UD Ibiza, CD Badajoz, and Eldense.

Moreover, Pardo helped his former club, Eldense, qualify for the Spanish second division after six long decades. Antonio Jose Pardo Lukas has played more than 100 matches in Segunda Division B. He also has 74 LaLiga 2 appearances and 11 Copa del Rey appearances.

He has spent his entire career playing Spanish football. It is the very first time Pardo will be playing outside his native country.

The ways in which Antonio Jose Pardo Lukas will bolster East Bengal FC’s defense:

  • Experience: The ball-playing defender has vast experience of playing in Spanish football. His experience and perception will be a valuable addition to East Bengal’s defense.
  • Versatility: The Spanish centre-back can also operate as a midfielder. Pardo is very effective in shielding his defense. His versatility in playing in different positions will be helpful for East Bengal.
  • Leadership and Communication: Pardo, who possesses a huge amount of experience, has good leadership qualities. He is vocal in organizing his defense and also has the ability to lead the defensive third.
  • Effective in dead-ball situations:

The 6.1-foot defender is going to play an important role in Cuadrat’s style of play. Using his height, Pardo can easily win aerial duels, which is why he is very effective in dead-ball situations.

  • Physicality and Strength:

Pardo has a great physique that allows him to outpace his opponent. His physicality and strength will obviously add more solidity to East Bengal’s defense.

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