BALDE IS NOT THE ONLY OPTION
Koeman's alternatives for the left-back after Jordi Alba's 'KO'
Published:16/09/2021 - 16:01h
Updated:16/09/2021 - 16:01h
Jordi Alba will be injured between two and three weeks and Ronald Koeman will have to use another left back for the next Barça games. Alejandro Balde is the best placed for the position, but the coach has another alternative
Jordi Alba will be 'KO' the next two weeks like minimum and Ronald Koeman will have to change his plan for the defence. After the sale of Junior Firpo the past summer, the FC Barcelona remained without an acting pure in the staff for the Catalan in the left-handed side. Alejandro Balde, promising carrilero of the filial, was allocated to be the theoretical relief of the international Spanish in case that had some physical problem.
This past Tuesday, after lesionarse the one of L'Hospitalet during the meeting against the Bayern of Munich, at last arrived the moment of the canterano of alone 18 years. The trainer barcelonista 'threw' of him in the minute 75 and gave him gone in to substitute to Jordi in front of the Bavarians. In the chamber of hour that contested, the Barcelonan left big feelings and presented his candidature to be the left-handed side headline of the Barça until the recovery of Alba.
However, in spite of that Balde is in shape, has more win that anybody and has called to the door of the titularity, the reality is that Koeman has another alternative that sure that will contemplate. Already the past year, the míster of Zaandam used in several occasions to Sergiño Dest like carrilero by the left when Alba could not play. Now, it could go back to use this resource and bet by Sergi Roberto in the right.
Change of side to the American would be the most conservative plan, since it would leave to two players of his full confidence in the two bands. The fans probably do not agree with this alternative, since many are wishing to see to Alejandro Balde with some continuity. The jovencísimo footballer has a future more than hopeful and needs minutes to grow, improve and become the big side that many expect that it was.
Balde Would give a lot of good things to the Barça
Futbolísticamente Speaking, play with a carrilero on foot natural would facilitate the exit of balloon of the Barcelona, especially taking into account that Balde has a big ease to go out playing and Dest also has it by the right. With the North American on foot changed would win diagonals in attack that now do not exist and would take advantage of his good one against one, but the exit of ball would not be so clean. Besides, by the right Roberto would not leave to be a 'patch' in spite of his win to do it well.
Defensivamente, in spite of that Dest still has lacks, seems to be more fact that Balde. However, in attack the speed, the desborde and the good centres of the left-handed can not compare with the skills of the of Almere by left. It is a big moment to give him the alternative to the canterano so that it begin to show that has place with the greater and that has quality to be the future carrilero left headline of the Barça.