The midfielder showed that he adapts perfectly to the current needs of the team, he even helped in the movement of the ball, the air game and the midfield disputes. Marc Roca’s best version of the season was seen curiously on Saturday, with David’s escort at his side.The idea that David López acted in midfield and David Gallego swept it when he took the bench, although the recovery of Catalan, who broke his cruciate ligament in February and recovered in record time, was impossible to use in that position since that the coach was fired in early October.David López had only played a full campaign as a midfielder at Espanyol, and that was 2013-14 with Javi Aguirre. He was then transferred to Naples, where he played two courses in which he alternated both positions. Quique decided to put him central by his placement and exit of the ball, and Gallego, Rubi and Machín decided not to alter that decision. Now, Abelardo Fernández sees in him a “versatile” player, as well as a leader. Every pilgrimage, in the case of Espanyol towards permanence, needs a pastor to guide it. In the parakeet team, the chosen one is David López, who leads on the field and before the microphones, with direct and sincere messages such as those he poured after the 2-0 of Leganés (“he who does not believe that we are going to save not to return ”) or on Saturday at the end of the derby (“They’ll call us crazy, but we’re going to save“).Before giving that optimistic message like the one Iván de la Peña offered in the 2008-09 campaign when Espanyol was also a colista (and in the end he was saved after also winning a derby), the player was one of the protagonists of the match against the Barcelona. First, because of its position in the field. David López had become so accustomed to the position of central, with which he debuted for the third time in Espanyol with Quique Sánchez Flores in the 2016-17 campaign and never left, that seeing him travel more space in the midfield took a toll, being replaced sold out in minute 66. That time was enough for him to score the 1-0 of a header at the end of a foul taken by Marc Roca and to help the team leading the helm of midfield: he made 15 passes and failed nine.