XAVI, WITH A LOT TO DECIDE
Xavi Hernández's doubts before Barça's debut in LaLiga
Published:11/08/2022 - 18:24h
Updated:11/08/2022 - 21:39h
Waiting for FC Barcelona to register all its players in LaLiga, there are several questions that Xavi Hernández has ahead of his debut against Rayo Vallecano
The FC Barcelona takes action this Saturday with his official debut in LaLiga Santander 2022-2023 after a very positive pre-season that has served so that Xavi Hernández began to mesh the pieces of a totally new staff after the incorporation of five new footballers and the exits of other so many. The trainer of Terrassa wants to seat the bases ofs or project 2.0 in the Spotify Camp Nou and the first party of the domestic championship will be key to understand what there is behind his plans.
The beginning of LaLiga, this Saturday to the 21:00 hours (CEST) against the Ray Vallecano, is conditioned by the registration of the new -and renewed- Barcelona footballers. To day of today, Xavi could not have Franck Kessié, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, Jules Koundé, Sergi Roberto neither Ousmane Dembélé, put do not appear inscribed in the championship. The intention of the Barcelona is that the situation of the seven footballers resolve before this Saturday, but are still in 'will see' waiting for that the club can reduce his mass salarial after activating his fourth 'crowbar' economic.
From the dispatches of the Barcelona picture have transmitted to Xavi Hernández that everything will be resolved before the debut. Of the contrary, would be one very bad news for the Barça, that has the intention to begin LaLiga 22-23 with a victory that reflect the changes that has 'suffered' the team. In any case, in the club want to be optimistic and think that the only doubts that will have the trainer egarense will be to define which will be the best possible alignment and no if it will be able to explain or no with the 'new'.
In this sense, the ex of the To the-Sadd himself that has interrogantes of face to his first XI, put now has an infinity of alternatives in his staff. In the goal, however, will not have changes. Marc-André ter Stegen is indisputable under the three sticks and will keep on being like this, although it also will be able to have Iñaki Crag that has returned of the Galatasaray to be the acting of the German goalkeeper. In LaLiga, however, the formed in The Masia will not have a lot of opportunities, except surprises.
In the defence is where begin the doubts. It foresees that, along the season, Jules Koundé and Ronald Araújo turn into the couple of central headlines, put the level of both could convert to the Barça in a 'wall' backwards. Nevertheless, the French did not jump to title in Joan Gamper and understands that it still is not to 100%, whereas the charrúa split like right side to accompany to Eric García and Christensen in the centre of the saga, with Alejandro Balde by the left.
Although the only predictable change is the entrance of Jordi Alba, remains for seeing how will configure Xavi the rest of the saga. In the centre of the field, on the other hand, only there are two players that have his square ensured: Sergio Busquets, like pivote, and Pedri González like one of the interiors. Both are key pieces for the project of the Barcelona and the third position will go in in discussion. In principle, they are three the main options: Gavi, Franck Kessié and Frenkie of Jong (in addition to Pjanic). The sevillano, after being headline in the Gamper, would have more possibilities.
Alternatives in the forward
In the crash against the Cougars, the Barcelona trainer opted by the forward formed by Raphinha, by the right, Dembélé in the left and Robert Lewandowski as '9'. It is a line that gave very good results and could be repeated, although the reality is that there is infinity of options of face to the debut in League, as long as the players are inscribed. Xavi can have Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Memphis Depay. They are varied the configurations that can achieve the Barça, but what yes seems defined is that the Pole will be indisputable headline and the extremes will have to litigate the others two places.