Pedro Leon’s amazing season at Eibar has not only seen him be his team’s outstanding player, but also one of the finest in La Liga.

While his ingenuitive dribbling, incisive passing qualities and wicked set piece taking ability are the most eye catching aspects of his armoury, his off the ball movement is of equal importance, and gives him a strong platform to be so effective.

Using the Wyscout Playlist and Draw App, we can discover how his aptitude in this regard is such a weapon for the Basque outfit.

From his usual right wing slot, the former Real Madrid man has proven himself to be very successful when angling his runs from out to in. By doing so, he regularly catches his marker off guard as they’ll be facing the ball, meaning his runs are favourably on the blindside of his man and difficult to monitor.

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When venturing infield into the 10 spaces and the half space, the 30-year-old enjoys starting his runs between his opposing left back and left centre back, which causes confusion who to mark him and stretches the defensive line. Moreover, this also sees Pedro Leon gain vital separation to receive possession and weave his magic in such dangerous areas of the pitch.

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It’s also interesting to observe how Eibar’s manager, Jose Luis Mendilibar, instructs his star pupil to not track back too far defensively, clearly wanting him to remain around the half way line so he can be in a perfect location to be an ideal outlet on the counter attack.

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While Pedro Leon’s 10 goals, five assists, 2.3 chances creates per game, 2.3 shots pg and 1.3 dribbles pg are obviously brilliant, without his intelligent movement, these numbers wouldn’t be anywhere near as impressive, nor would he be such a multidimensional attacking threat.