Joao Félix saliendo reemplazado en el duelo del Barça ante el Atlético de Madrid con Xavi y Simeone de fondo

JOAO HAS GONE FROM MORE TO LESS AT BARÇA

Joao Félix, from Barça's great revelation to a regular substitute for Xavi

Published:12/05/2024 - 09:14h

Updated:12/05/2024 - 09:14h

Joao Félix's season at FC Barcelona has gone from more to less, with a notable decline in his prominence in 2024. The Portuguese has only started in 7 of the 21 games he has played this year, generating serious doubts about his continuity

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Further of the statistical, Joao Félix has not attained the one who, in principle, was his main aim in the FC Barcelona: win the titularity and convince to the directive and the technical body to bet by his continuity. The one of Viseu great 10 goals and 6 assistances in 42 parties (2.066 minutes), equalising his best registers in the Athletic of Madrid, but far to win the confidence of Xavi Hernández the one who has him marginado to a secondary role this year.

And it is that, after being headline in 14 of the first 16 days of League (did 3 goals and 2 assistances) in which it was available, in 2024 grieve sum seven titularities in 21 apparitions in all the competitions. In Champions also was a fixed in the phase of groups, keeping in the XI of the egarense in four of the six days of the phase of groups. However, in the eliminatory of eighth and fourth, only played 50 of the 360 possible minutes (13.8 %) in front of Naples and Paris Saint-Germain.

The reasons of Xavi for 'marginar' to Joao Félix

In this sense, the good moment of Raphinha and the consolidation of Lamine Yamal have been determinants for 'condemn' to the luso to the bench in spite of his good performances in front of Athletic (goal in the 0-3 of the Metropolitan), The Palms (assistance) and Cádiz (goal). Xavi has rewarded the effort of Raphinha delivering him the left side, whereas the juvenile has adueñado of the right band.

This, added to the return of Pedri, has carried to the egarense to consider to the '14' as the second or third option regarding offensive variables, contesting grieve 56 minutes in the three last days of League. Still like this, Joao insists in remaining , conscious of not having place in the Athletic and had to struggle by a place the next season. His continuity, this yes, luce very complicated to these heights because of the fault of money in box and the need to close, at least, a pair of reinforcements 'top' of face to the 2024/25.

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