Caicedo: Estupinan is starting to shine

Right-back joined from Villarreal in the summer.

By Charlie Hanson • 03 November 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Pervis Estupinan and Moises Caicedo will be aiming for spots in Ecuador's World Cup squad later this month.

Moises Caicedo has been impressed by how quickly Pervis Estupinan has settled into the Albion team.

The 24-year-old defender joined from Villarreal in the summer and Moises is delighted with his impact.

“The truth is in every game he has played he has shown why he is here,” Caicedo said.

“I feel very good for him, very happy, because he is doing really well in matches – and during the week [in training] as well.

By Paul Hazlewood
There is a strong South American contingent within the Albion men's first team.

“He is a very dangerous player on the flanks but he also knows how to defend well and I have a good understanding with him.”

Estupinan played an integral role in Albion’s third goal against Chelsea on Saturday, as his cross was diverted past Kepa Arrizabalaga in the 4-1 rout.

Pervis dedicated the result to the fans, who had waited six games for Albion to win for the first time under new boss Roberto De Zerbi.

“I think we have been playing well despite the results,” the Ecuador international reflected. “Saturday was a result of all of our hard work. It was about time that we got a win.


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“We want to dedicate this win to our fans who are always supporting us, home and away. Now we need to think about the next game and continue like this because it’s only the beginning.

“Having Spanish-speaking players has helped so much on a day-to-day basis and means we have adapted slightly faster. I am learning English every day to help even more.”