Ernesto Valverde prepares the first official list of players of Barça

BARÇA HAS 21 PLAYERS

Ernesto Valverde already has the short template he wanted

Published:3/09/2019 - 22:47h

Updated:3/09/2019 - 22:48h

Ernesto Valverde has always preferred short teams and this course will have one of only 21 players with the first team token. The 'Txingurri' must demonstrate that it can succeed with such a squad this season

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The FC Barcelona announced this past Monday the cession of Rafinha to the Celtic of Vigo for this season. After the course of the Hispanic-Brazilian to Vigo, the Barcelona staff remains in 21 players explaining only to which have index card of the first team. It is a plantel short in comparison to the ones of the rest of big clubs of Europe, but is what wanted to Ernesto Valverde.

The daily ACE aims that the 'Txingurri' always has wanted to have short staff in all his teams and demanded to have one in this Barça. In the club have listened him, since of 25 possible index cards, the blaugranas alone have occupied 21. Carles Pérez, that has index card with the filial, is right now one more than the first team, with what would be 22. Ansu Fati Also is with the greater now, but in his case is likely that go back to the B in what they recover the lesionados.

To the Barcelona trainer likes him that all the players are always to tope and is therefore by what prefers these short staff. With 24 or 25 footballers, always there is any that remains without playing and this can be a problem for the technician. Valverde Wants that practically the plantel to the complete was to 100% put in the dynamics of group.

In defence, the Barça bends players in all the positions, on the contrary of what occurred the past year. Jordi Alba has to Junior Firpo like acting and the bético has to be important in the rotation of the extremeño. Also Todibo could have more minutes so that Gerard Hammered arrive rested to the final stretch of the competition. This is precisely what will look for Valverde, that all arrive rested and put for any setback that can arise.

The course of Rafinha has allowed to lighten a bit a midfield that has 'overbooking'. The mediapunta could have played here or also in the forward, but the club preferred to give off of him. In this centre of the field are now Busquets, Of Jong, Arthur, Arturo Vidal, Aleñá, Sergi Roberto and Rakitic. The 'Txingurri' had preferred that the Croat left to have fewer options inhalf , but finally does not have podium be like this. The trainer culé will have to throw of inventiveness to keep to the seven active midfield players and happy.

Valverde Will have to look for solutions

Finally, in the leading Valverde also will have to try that there are not problems with Ousmane Dembélé, that aims to the suplencia this course. The arrival of Griezmann separates to the Frenchman of the titularity and the ex of the Athletic has the mission to take out the best of him being the player number 12. Luis Suárez follows without having a fixed spare and the technician also will have to find a solution for when it was not. In summary, the Barça has a short staff, but with solutions that the 'Txingurri' has to find.

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