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TER STEGEN AIMES AT THE XI AGAINST REAL

The precedent that gives clues about the choice of Xavi in ​​the Barça goal

Published:24/01/2023 - 22:16h

Updated:24/01/2023 - 22:16h

Xavi Hernández promised rotations for Wednesday's game against Real Sociedad. One of the main unknowns in the XI of the Egarense for the quarterfinals of the Cup points to the goal, where Marc-André ter Stegen could reappear

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The big moment of Marc-André ter Stegen and the importance of the party of the Wednesday in front of the Real Sociedad give indications to think that Xavi Hernández will bend by the German for the quarter-finals of the Glass of Rey. Besides, the last precedent in front of a rival of weight in the tournament confirms the suspicion on the return of the German, the one who already reappeared in the eighth of the past edition in front of the Athletic.

Then, the presence of the '1' did not arise the effect expected, as the culés were deleted in extention after an intense party in Saint Mamés (3-2). In the 2022/23, the míster of Terrassa has bet by Iñaki Crag in the two previous phases in front of Intercity (3-4) and Ceuta (0-5). The past season, the Net Brazilian was to title in the dieciseisavos in front of the Linares (1-2), but Ter Stegen was the elected for the crash in front of the 'lions'.

And it is that, unlike other trainers, Xavi does not risk with his second goalkeeper for all the Glass. In his moment, Pep Guardiola, kept to José Manuel Paint during all the tournament, decision that kept Tito Vilanova and Gerardo Martino. The own did Ernesto Varverde with Jasper Cilessen, but the egarense, to the equal that his predecessor (Ronald Koeman), bends by the German for the decisive phases.

In this sense, the big moment of Marc-André does not give place to discussions. The one of Mönchengladbach only has fit 6 so many in the first 17 days of LaLiga and his unemployed have been fundamental so that the Barça finalise the first-half of the season like wintry champion. However, Xavi no desvelará his XI until a pair of hours before the party in front of the Real, which supposes the first commitment home for the culés this year.

Xavi will save the XI until last moment

In the previous press conference, the trainer anticipated rotations, more did not hint on the one who will occupy the arch the Wednesday. "Tomorrow we will decide. We have trained normal and do not want to hint neither to my players. It does not like me advance". However, the egarense did not doubt in elogiar to his goalkeeper title. "It remembers me to the Ter Stegen of his first year. It gives us a lot and it marks the difference. We give him importance to the defensive line. We work it and it gives us fruits in League in this case", explained the technician blaugrana.

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