Jenni Hermoso, leader of Spain in the key moments of the World Cup


The Spanish team is playing for a place in the women’s World Cup final against Sweden on Tuesday, in a duel in which the performance of Jenni Hermoso, one of the most decisive Spanish players for ‘la roja’, will be key to achieving the aim.

The World Cup did not start in the best way for Jennifer Hermoso. The Pachuca midfielder was not successful in front of the goal in her debut, in which she even missed a penalty. However, Hermoso has been turning the situation around throughout the championship, reaching the final stretch of the World Cup in a great moment. Now, the 33-year-old from Madrid is one of the leaders in Spain.

Hermoso caught on in the quarterfinals against the Netherlands a great game. The Spanish ’10’ was omnipresent on the pitch. She was the player with the second most interventions in the match (110) only behind Ona (142), completing 89% of the 70 passes she attempted. In addition, she generated two occasions and gave an assist. In defense, Jenni won 12 of the 19 games she played and recovered 12 balls for Spain. A more than remarkable match, in which she emerged as the leader of the team.

But beyond the quarterfinal match, Jenni Hermoso’s World Cup is at the level of a player who was the Silver Ball in 2021. In the five World Cup matches that Spain has played, the one from Pachuca has participated in five so many. An average goal participation per game that is distributed in three goals and two assists, also generating 10 scoring chances. The Spaniard is also the second player who has attempted the most shots in the tournament with 19, only behind the 21 attempts of the Dutch Mertens.

Where the Spanish has no rival is in her participation in the last third of the field. Hermoso is the World Cup player who makes the most passes in that area of ​​the field with an 80% success rate. The midfielder is also the fourth player who has won the most duels in the tournament with 41 and who has completed the most dribbles (15). Some data that added to her involvement in the game in Spain, an average of 86 actions per game, make Jenni Hermoso one of the cornerstones of the team in the 2023 World Cup.