FACING THE MATCH AGAINST BAYERN
Uncertainty at Barça: Memphis, the only 'secure' for Koeman
Published:11/09/2021 - 00:34h
Updated:11/09/2021 - 08:06h
Barça debuts this Tuesday in the Champions League against Bayern Munich, with a long list of doubts and a single certainty for Koeman
The alarms are lit in the FC Barcelona and in front of the Bayern Munich, this Tuesday in the Camp Nou, expect a lot of surprises and possibly a revolution in the alignment of Ronald Koeman, because there are too many doubts in the staff by the injuries of a few players that in nights so important, like the debut in the Champions League, would be indisputable headlines. As they are the things, the uncertainty reigns in the Barcelona group... And ojalá no pass invoices.
The only that yes will be able to expect, with all security, is that Memphis Depay will be headline. It is a feeling agridulce, because the reality is that the Dutch forward is one of the few footballers of the staff that are to the one hundred percent and smart for the first big challenge of the season. To the ex of the Lyon, joins him Ter Stegen, Pedri González, Frenkie of Jong or Sergio Busquets, of rest, all are doubts, included Gerard Hammered, that would be recovered of his physical annoyances, but the club has not communicated his evolution.
Another of the big problems that has Koeman is Jordi Alba and Sergiño Dest, the sides. The Catalan drags annoyances from does some days and the ex of the Ajax suffers a sprain. Both are doubts for the visit of the Bayern and, if they achieve be... They will be able to hold ninety minutes in front of the Germans? The bad news, besides, is that they do not have a lot of replacements: Mingueza and Sergi to play in the position of Dest and Alejandro Balde like the only option for the left band.
All this depends, in any case, of the system by which decant Koeman, that probably will be a surprise and 'revolution'. Up to now, it has opted by the 4-3-3, but no descarta that in front of the ones of Julian Nagelsmann, the Dutch can use the 3-5-2, that worked him in the beginning of this 2021, or even the 4-4-2, but probably the final decision will know to last hour depending on the advances in the infirmary, that is full.
I wrap in the offensive culé
In the leading is where there are more doubts and Memphis is the only that will be, of safe. Those that, officially, lose the party are Ansu Fati, Agüero and Ousmane Dembélé, those who are recovering of his respective injuries. Martin Braithwaite is doubt, after his physical annoyances in the last party of the Barça (in front of the Getafe), whereas yes they are available Luuk of Jong, Philippe Coutinho or Yosuf Demir. Koeman Will have to decide if Memphis will have one or two companions and, more important still, who(is) will be(n).
Everything aims to that there will be Dutch pair in the offensive, but Coutinho also could give the surprise. Nevertheless, with the 4-4-2, the carioca could win a place in the centre of the field of the Barcelona, but the question will keep on being... They will hold the ninety minutes in the field? Or Who could replace them? In definite, the clock runs and the Barça lives in a sea of doubts.