Sergi Roberto and Lewandowski


Sergi Roberto 'shut up' and was the weapon that Barça needs on the right

Published:8/09/2022 - 09:41h

Updated:8/09/2022 - 09:41h

Sergi Roberto made it clear in his Champions League debut that he could be the ideal footballer for Xavi on the right wing. He assisted Lewandowski in his first goal and showed character in driving the ball

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Xavi Hernández can be calm with the talent that has in the right side. Although the technician asked to reinforce the position with Héctor Bellerín after the exit of Sergiño Dest, the true is that Sergi Roberto has gone accumulating good performances in what it goes of season. The one of Reus has been used like spare but in each one of them has showed that it can be important.

In the domestic championship to great penalties 99' minutes in four parties, although it already attained to see door in the goleada (4-0) in front of the Valladolid. However, it did not go until this Wednesday in front of Viktoria Plzen by League of Champions that the technician decided to give him his first titularity of the campaign, ranging him deep down beside Andreas Christensen, Jules Koundé and Jordi Alba.

His performance projected exactly what looks for the trainer for the right-handed band: defensive solidity and commitment in attack. In several opportunities embocó ofensivamente, driving the spherical and delivering game in rival territory. In fact, it was protagonist in the first goal of Robert Lewandowski when assisting him after a 'galloped' that initiated in the medullary and finished in the edge of the rival area.

Nevertheless, although the feelings that left in the first-half were very good, Xavi substituted him in the halftime by Gerard Piqué, one of the footballers that less minutes has had during this course. The one of Terrassa did emphasis in the rotations that would do during the party, since it wants to keep 'cool' to the plantel by the tightened of the calendar. It will be necessary to see if this Saturday in front of the Cádiz will have a new opportunity.

Imminent exits?

Although to the '20' still subtract him some years of good football, the sportive direction would be by the work to reinforce his position in the next market of summer. So much Sergi like Bellerín have agreement until June of 2023 and could be in the ramp of exit when finalising the season, by what will be important that keep an optimum performance in this 2022/23 if they want to continue in Barcelona.

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