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TRIST?N'S NUMBERS

01 Mar 2006
The squad returned from Pamplona with three points in its pocket and a happy face, but the most satisfied member of the group was Diego Trist??n. The Sevillan striker currently has the best statistics since he won the Pichichi trophy in the 2001/02 season. Now he's only three goals away from Roy Makaay’s record.

During the week Diego Trist??n chided the media for its constant criticism of his play. His comments were received by the papers as an excuse for his poor work, but the truth is that the Sevillan forward showed on the pitch that he could still be a decisive factor for Deportivo.

His entrance in Reyno de Navarra during the second half helped the squad improve its performance.  He was also the protagonist of Depor’s second goal, a conquest that finalized the victory and the continuation of the quest for a European spot. But the importance of this goal goes beyond that. Since the 2002 World Cup Diego has only scored nine goals each season and has given the impression that his career was at its end.

Now he has scored ten goals during the present season with thirteen games left. At the beginning of the campaign, Trist??n promised twenty goals, meaning he's reached half his promise. The good vibe that he left in Pamplona could give him new hope of being in the starting lineup at Camp Nou this Saturday.

Trist??n also has a chance of reaching second spot in the list of Depor’s all-time top scorers.  In first place is legendary Bebeto who scored 86 goals in the Depor shirt.  In second spot is Roy Makaay who scored 79. Diego is third with 76. If the Sevillan marksman is able to score four more goals he will surpass the Dutchman in the list, but this isn't Trist??n’s only mission.  With two more years in his contract he wants to score 13 more goals in order to reach Bebeto at the top of that list.

 


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