Each week Marca has a look at what happened in Spain’s second division over the weekend and use emoticons to show who has impressed and who has had a nightmare.
In the thumbs down section this week is reported Leeds United target Emi Buendia, currently on loan at Cultural from Getafe.
Cultural lost 3-2 to Real Valladolid, and Buendia didn’t take it well.
Marca call the attacking midfielder a ‘bad loser’ and explain: ‘Spit at a rival, the worst possible gesture. The cameras caught Emi Buendía spitting at Ontiveros in the final stretch of Valladolid-Cultural. The worst possible gesture that can be done on a pitch. Did he not do enough by publishing the Yelko Pino video?’
The 21 year old recently recorded Cultural teammate Yelko Pino saying things including: “I sh*t on the Cultural wh*re.”
He then uploaded the video to social media, and Pino was quickly shipped out. Buendia was also said to be close to a January exit, with Leeds United named as the possible destination.
Buendia was uncomfortable at Cultural after the incident, but then turned everything around with a great performance against Sevilla B which saw whistles from the crowd turn into cheers. That was less than a week ago.
If Leeds United’s scouting reports have a ‘he’s a complete idiot’ box then Buendia must keep picking up ticks in it. That’s a shame, because he’s clearly a talented young footballer.