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Xavi's plan to face the plague of injuries in the Barça attack

Published:14/11/2021 - 17:23h

Updated:14/11/2021 - 21:08h

In adverse situations, exceptional measures are applied. It is the reality of a Barça plagued with injuries that forces Xavi Hernández to look for unexpected solutions

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In the FC Barcelona arrived the moment to convert the problems in opportunities. The team is plagado of injuries and are very few the alternatives that will have Xavi Hernández to arm his first alignment like Barcelona trainer, of face to the party in front of the Espanyol the next 20 November. The one of Terrassa is 'forced' to take out his blackboard and look for shine where right now seems only have darkness. It will be complicated, but could have an ace under the sleeve.

And it is that the plan of Xavi could go through the recovery of a player that does some months aimed to be key for the team, but that in this beginning of season has lost totally the leadership, until the point to remain 'forgotten' in the bench in the last parties. It treats of a Yusuf Demir that impressed in the pre-season and that his talent carried him to win an index card of the first team, although it had been fichado to reinforce to the filial, but that has not fulfilled with the expectations.

The Austrian, that arrived to the Barça in quality of loan more an option of purchase of 10 millions under the nickname of the 'Messi Austrian', could have by in front the opportunity of his life in the Barcelona group, that could derive to that the Barcelona executed this option, remembering that from does some months has spoken that the Barça does not have foreseen to do the permanent cession because the player has not showed a lot in this stage. However, as it is the panorama and the fault of 'resources', can force to the blaugrana to give him an opportunity.

The case is that Xavi is convinced that it is necessary to play with open extremes and that the drawing on the terrain of game has to be a solid 4-3-3. To the trainer do not like him the sides 'reconverted' and is little likely of opt for using to Sergiño Dest like extreme, as it did it Ronald Koeman and also Sergi Barjuan. As it is the panorama, and considering the sensitive drops of Ousmane Dembélé and Ansu Fati, Demir aims to add minutes in this beginning of stage of the ex of the To the-Sadd.

Only it will remain to see if Xavi awards him the sufficient confidence to be headline or ingresará in the second time. It is necessary to remember, in any case, that only are available for the attack Memphis, Luuk of Jong, Philippe Coutinho and Demir (in addition to Dest, if it arrived the case), by what the egarense will have to use to any more... And has paints it that it could be the Austrian. Independently of what pass, the initial plan of Xavi keeps : it needs the signing of an extreme in the winter.

East has been the compulsory movement that the trainer has put on the table of the directive of Joan Laporta and the club will have to find a formula to please him, although the economic situation is delicate and that, to go out to the market, will not have eases. Raheem Sterling keeps on being the paramount option, but from 'ESPN' have warned that the Manchester City will not leave him leave, whereas other means aim that yes they will do it, but no by a mount low. By what does not remain more than resolving 'with what there is' until it achieve a solution in the market.

Demir, a star turned off in the Barça

Yusuf Demir Has the opportunity to convert the uncertainty in Can Barça in an option for him to shine on the field. It is necessary to remember that it signed a big pre-season and that in the second day of LaLiga, against the Bilbao in Saint Mamés, went one of the most stood out players by his atrevimiento and capacity to generate danger with very little. Nevertheless, his shine has turned off little by little. In total has been present in six parties, but has played only 218 minutes.

The situation is complicated, because from principles of October, Demir only has played 30 minutes, in Vallecas, in which it went the last party of Ronald Koeman in the bench of the Barça. In the same, did not leave good feelings. It signed 15 interventions, ten passes with 80% of tarpaulin, but did not win any of the duels that contested and lost four balloons... It will be able to Xavi recover his best version?

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