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The 'nice problem' that Xavi has with Barça's forward line

Published:13/09/2023 - 22:06h

Updated:13/09/2023 - 22:07h

Barça currently has a forward line in great shape, since all the players in it have scored goals for their national teams during the international break. This poses a 'nice problem' for Xavi, as he must decide which names to line up in the next matches

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It finalised the first stop of selections of the season and Xavi already can say that it has almost all his international players to prepare the next party of the Saturday 16 against the Real Betis in the Olympic Stadium Lluís Companys. However, it presents a disyuntiva important for the technician of Terrassa, since the Tuesday 19 the Barcelona team will confront to the Royal Antwerp in the debut of the UEFA Champions League. Therefore, the egarense will have to administer the physical loads and decide which players will use in each duel.

Up to now, Xavi Hernández has bet by an offensive system 4-3-3 in the first four days of LaLiga. However, in some moments has opted for changing to a 4-4-2, with Gavi occupying a position in the centre of the field and leaving to Robert Lewandowski like the main forward, accompanied in the last days by Lamine Yamal. His first election goes through the tactical system, will keep it or will vary it?

How it will restructure Xavi the centre of the field?

They exist possibilities that the technician of Terrassa have to do adjust in the tactical approach of the team, since in this occasion has limitations in the centre of the field. Pedri Is lesionado, Gündogan has annoyances in the back after the friendly of Germany against France, and Fermín López, the one who could have had the opportunity to see minutes like midfield player, will have to fulfil a day of sanction by his expulsion in the last party with the filial the past Sunday.

The answer could be plant to the Andalusian like fixed midfield player, his usual position, forming a triangle in the medullary zone beside Frenkie of Jong and Oriol Romeu. This would involve to leave his place as 'false extreme' for one of the available offensive players in the Barcelona team, those who have had good moments and stood out performances with his selections.

Who will go in the tip of the attack, Robert Lewandowski or Ferran Torres?

In the front of attack, thought that Robert Lewandowski could rest because of overloads it of parties, since it has been headline in the four meetings of LaLiga and also has played in the clashes of classification for the Eurocopa 2024 with Poland, where attained to mark a doublet against Islands Feroe. In his place, Ferran Torres could be his replacement.

The one of Foios, has ingresado sorpresivamente in the announcement of the Spanish selection, due to the fact that it was one of the options considered by Luis de la Fuente to cover the injury of Marco Asensio. The Valencian knew to take advantage of the confidence of the national trainer when annotating two goals in the conclusive victory of 'The Red' on Cyprus by 6-0, showing like this his good moment of form. This performance has reflected also in the last days with the FC Barcelona, where in spite of having few minutes of game, has attained to mark two goals. Therefore, it would not be surprising that was headline in the next party, exerting as false nine, a position in which Xavi has tested it and has obtained good results.

Who will go by the right extreme, Raphinha or Lamine Yamal?

In the right extreme, Lamine Yamal has been the headline in the last three parties of the Barça and also has debuted with the Spanish selection, annotating a goal in the goleada in front of Georgia. However, Raphinha also could go in in consideration, since it has returned of his suspension and has showed his quality with Brazil, annotating a goal and giving an assistance in the victory in front of Bolivia.

Finally, Joãor Félix also is an option so much in the side as in the position of mediapunta. The ex of the Athletic of Madrid annotated a goal in the goleada of Portugal in front of Luxembourg and seems to be recovering his best level. With so many competitions by in front, there will be space so that all the players have minutes and can contribute to the team.

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