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Necessary reinforcement: Uncertainty in Barça with the right side

Published:14/08/2022 - 19:26h

Updated:14/08/2022 - 19:27h

The tie of the FC Barcelona against the Ray Vallecano has left clear that the Barcelona group has to think, seriously, in reinforcing his right side. Sergiño Dest Is the only natural player for this position... And Xavi does not trust

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After the fallido attempt of the FC Barcelona in fichar to César Azpilicueta, does some weeks, the club decided that it would activate his 'plan B' for the right side in this season. The culés decided not going out to the market of signings to reinforce the position and, by the contrary, bet by what already there was in the staff, with four options: Sergiño Dest, Sergi Roberto, Ronald Araújo or Jules Koundé.

The international with United States is the only natural footballer for the position, but does not convince to Xavi Hernández. It remained out of the announcement to confront to the Ray Vallecano and understands that it is a very clear message of the trainer so that Dest abandon the club. The others three are 'proofs' or solutions of emergency for the egarense, but understands that it can not be the only option to average or long term.

Against the Ray Vallecano, Xavi bet by Ronald Araújo in the right (and afterwards by Sergi Roberto) and the plan remained, as little, without tarpaulin. The one of Terrassa recognised in room of press that needed to reinforce in the right-handed side ("have to reinforce us here", said) and does not be missing him reason. The charrúa fulfilled in the position, but saw extremely demanded by Fran García and cost him deploy in the attack.

Araújo Is not a side and already recognised that it is learning to play there. After the tie in front of the Ray, aimed that "andstoy for what the trainer ask me and to help to the team and am learning" and that "the Ray plays with an extemo very fast and very open and it was necessary to counter this". It is not satisfied with what can contribute there... And in the Barça neither, conscious that it is not his natural position.

Leave it in this position means to throw to the big rubbish part of his potential, put in the axis of the defence is where more comfortable feels and is more effective. With Sergi Roberto, the history did not improve. The one of Reus follows very, very far of his best version and contunúa generating doubts. Against the Ray Vallecano was without tarpaulin and disappeared to the hour to add to the attack.

The option Koundé

Position to Koundé in the right-handed side is one of the alternatives for Xavi. Already it has played in this demarcation and in the Seville worked very well under the orders of Julen Lopetegui. With France, besides, also has served like option, but has not felt so comfortable (especially in the last parties, in the Nations League). It wants to play of head office and like this would have transmitted it to him to the trainer of the Barça.

According to an information of the newspaper 'ACE', the central has communicated him to Xavi that it does not have intentions to play like side and that, therefore precisely descartó the option to play in Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel would not have ensured him the position in which it went to play and 'decanted' for arriving to the Spotify Camp Nou... To play in the centre of the defence, where is able to show his best capacities.

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