FACING BARÇA VS ELCHE
Gerard Piqué and Jordi Alba, between opportunity and doubt at Barça
Published:15/09/2022 - 23:27h
Updated:15/09/2022 - 23:27h
FC Barcelona hosts Elche this Saturday at the Spotify Camp Nou for matchday six of LaLiga. Gerad Piqué and Jordi Alba could be the great beneficiaries of the rotations
It is not a secret for anybody that the beginning of season of Gerard Hammered and Jordi Alba has been quite discreet, until the point that the two are ones 'fixed' in the bench. The two captains happened to be indisputable in the FC Barcelona and play it absolutely everything, to accustom to see the parties from the 'coolness' of the bank of acting. Xavi Hernández has decided to give step to the new blood.
In the case of the central, hto contested 134 minutes delivered in two partys: 45' in the Champions League in front of Viktoria Plzen (as acting) and 90' against the Cádiz in the fifth day of LaLiga Santander. On the other hand, the great left side 216' of action: 126' in the domestic championship (82' vs Ray Vallecano, 18' vs Real Sociedad and 26' in front of the Seville) and 90' against the Czech picture in the continental championship.
It is a new situation for both footballers, that have been accustomed in the last decade to play it practically everything. As it has informed , they do not have any problem and understand his secondary role, with which also have to be example for the youngest players that have surpassed him in this start of season.
The case is that, as they are the things, both have ballots to play against the Cádiz in the last party of the blaugrana before the stop of selections of the FIFA. Xavi Hernández has implemented a very serious politics of rotations and understands that this Saturday against the Elche will play a few acting so that the 'fixed' rest after the big effort of the Tuesday in the Champions League against the Bayern of Munich.
However, as it aims the newspaper 'SPORT', the trainer egarense would have doubt on the titularities of Hammered and Alba. The fact that after the crash against the ilicitanos do not have more commitments by two weeks could cause that the technical kickoff to his heavy artillery for a last dance before the 'brief' holidays of the parties to level of clubs.
The alternatives of Xavi
And it is that, even with the rotations, Xavi has a lot of options before choosing to his two excompañeros. Marcos Alonso (headline in front of the Bayern) sum very few minutes and the party would serve him to follow 'adapting' to the team, although the reality is that the left side already seems very comfortable in the approach of the culés. In case that it rest, equally could be title Alejandro Balde that has signed a big start of course.
In the axis of the defensive saga, the most likely is that they are Ronald Araújo and Jules Koundé those that rest. Have options to be headline Eric García and Andreas Christensen, although this last was to title in the Allianz Sand. Like this then , the situation of the two captains is just right more complicated... And against of both.