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Xavi clarifies Gündogan’s role without De Jong and announces more rotations

Published:25/09/2023 - 14:34h

Updated:25/09/2023 - 19:46h

The FC Barcelona does not detain in his mission to go back to compete by all the titles and already in LaLiga has positioned like the leader of the championship after the Day 6, although now Xavi has a task complicated to keep the rhythm of the team

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The FC Barcelona assumed the leadership of LaLiga, shared with the Girona, afterwards that the Real Madrid suffered his first defeat of the season. After the trip of the merengues in the derbi in front of the Athletic, the culés have now the opportunity to go back to put pressure on the ones of Ancelotti when they visit this Tuesday to the Mallorca, in a party that can leave to the Barcelona club -at least by some hours- with an advantage of four points.

However, the Balearic group is used to to be a rival complicated in his field and in spite of adding only a victory in the first six days, the Barça expects to find with a complicated duel, adding besides the drop of Frenkie of Jong by an injury of ankle. Precisely on this referred Xavi Hernández in the previous press conference to the meeting that will contest in Sound Moix to the 21:30 hours of Barcelona, standing out besides that "there will be an average of two or three rotations by party, because like this we think that have to do it to have to the footballers to 100% and warn injuries", ensured.

Xavi will have to replace to a culé very important

"It is a sensitive and very important drop for us by how play and by how was from the past season, to an exceptional level. There are a lot of footballers for suplirles and expect not accusing his drop. Regarding time will see after the stop how is but that do a good recovery and recover to the one hundred by one hundred", explained the míster. Equally to the hour to explain his options to try replace to the Dutch, was consulted on if Gündogan could delay his position in the midfield to exert the role of Frenkie.

"Yes, also. Gündogan Can play of base, as Oriol Romeu or before Busquets, but think that his potential is to arrive to the area and give passes of goal, is what want of him, and more now that we do not have to Pedri, is a very alike player", puntualizó Xavi. Like this, it seems that this work of the Dutch could be more occupied by Gavi, at least in principle, adding also to this list to Sergi Roberto.

Gavi Can be the 'leader' of the midfield of the Barça in front of the Mallorca

On the canterano Andalusian the technician of the Barça also had words, standing out that "we know of what is able Gavi. It is very complete. Has the two things, in defence and in attack can be brilliant. It is a bestial footballer, is soul, heart, passion... It is vital for the team", resolved. Already thinking directly in the rival of this Tuesday, Xavi analysed that the Mallorca "is a difficult team, because has a lot of defensive arguments, solidario and generous in the work", ensured.

"It is a strong team physically, that play direct and with footballers like Muriqui or Abdon Prats that go well to the space, also lateral that arrive well, or footballers of a lot of level type Darder, difficult party and they come escarmentados of the last party in Girona", finalised. By League, the Barça will arrive this Tuesday to the field of the Mallorca without knowing the defeat from the 2009, adding already seven victories of consecutive way in the stadium of the Balearic team.

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