Raphinha and Lamine Yamal receiving instructions before taking the field


Lamine Yamal's brilliance could bring out the best version of Raphinha

Published:27/02/2024 - 09:46h

Updated:28/02/2024 - 03:18h

Barça need as many players at their best over the next month as possible and one of those 'singled out' is Raphinha, who last weekend already seemed to make it clear that he is up for the job

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"Have to Lamine competing with me is a privilege because it goes to be a player of high level, of the best. It is an honour and this does us improve, so much to me as to him, does me want to give more like player and sure that Lamine think the same", explained Raphinha the past weekend with regard to his fight with Lamine Yamal by a place in the XI of the FC Barcelona. The Brazilian did not doubt in ensures that this competition in a team like the Barça is good, especially seeing how has been his return to the lawn after a new injury.

The international with Brazil went surely the more dangerous and important player of the goleada in front of the Getafe by 4-0, something that besides showed that in addition to talent has a mentality to try show at all times that it has to keep on being an important name for Xavi Hernández, and for the own club. The ex Leeds has left him clear to the míster besides that go winning players like him for this stretch of the course does that the staff grow exponencialmente, as it happened with the arrival of Vitor Roque and the start of the series of Lewandowski.

Raphinha Seems that it has put the batteries

Something similar seems to be sucediendo with Raphinha, the one who was indisputable headline the greater part of the season until lesionó, but in his last performances began to exasperate to the fans barcelonista and in the time that has been stopped has seen how Lamine Yamal advanced him without complexes. The youngster of 16 years has done strong, took advantage of his opportunity, and the answer of Raphinha was the performance against the Getafe in the first party in which it was to title since it is healthy (in the others two went out from the bench).

It marked a goal and gave an assistance. This yes, had opportunity to do still much more damage, but in the final part of the field committed some important errors, especially regarding deciding if it had to happen, kick or hold the balloon a bit more. However, it is clear that Raphinha has put the batteries.

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Now, the Brazilian is 'forced' to keep this level if it wants to be headline in the important duels that follow for the culés in this stage of the season. Although only one can play like right extreme, Raphinha knows that if it does not consolidate again would be seeing the market of summer like a possibility of not following with the Barcelona T-shirt, and he has left clear precisely that it is not his intention right now.

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