The spanish midfielder who joined AS Monaco from Chelsea football club last month, has been a very strong influence as he found the back of the net in yesterdays game to give the struggling French club their first ligue 1 win in seven games. as they beat the visiting Toulouse 2-1 on saturday .
The spanish midfielder fired home in the second half to help Monaco move from 19th to 18th in the standings and claim their first victory at home in the league.
They have 18 points from 23 games and are level on points with 17th-placed Caen who have a game in hand.
In coach Leonardo Jardim’s second game since Thierrry Henry was sacked Monaco showed some steel. In Jardim’s first game in charge earlier this week, Monaco were knocked out of the League Cup semi-finals by Guingamp on penalties after a 2-2 draw.