Ernesto Valverde, during a match


Important track of Valverde on the substitute of Busquets against Atlético

Published:30/11/2019 - 18:56h

Updated:30/11/2019 - 18:57h

Sergio Busquets will not be able to play in the Wanda Metropolitano due to the accumulation of yellow cards and Valverde left clues about his substitute

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Ernesto Valverde will have an important drop of face to the split suspender belt that the FC Barcelona will play this Sunday at night against the Athletic of Madrid in Wanda Metropolitan. It treats of the one of Sergio Busquets, that saw the fifth yellow cardboard the past weekend against the Leganés in Butarque and will fulfil cycle of cautions in the duel against the rojiblancos.

The absence of the mediocentro of Badia -indisputable headline in all the important parties- is very delicate, by what the Txingurri will have to choose carefully to his substitute in the eleven to jump to Wanda Metropolitan. In sight they remain two solutions: delay the position of Frenkie of Jong or bet by Ivan Rakitic that already was to title in Dortmund and that also has played of mediocentro in occasions.

In the press conference of Valverde previous to the party, asked after him who will substitute to Busquets like mediocentro by in front of the defence and the extremeño left some tracks. "We will discover it tomorrow, but have a lot of valid options. There are times that pose me to Frenkie, but is player that runs a lot and moves to the attack. The fact to have a here fixed player gives us some balance", said.

Besides, when they asked after him Rakitic, recognised that his good party against the Borussia Dortmund gives him a lot of options to be headline. "It is a clear possibility that can play. It is very balanced and contributes us that we can be together. It has played less this year because there are more players in this part. The other day it did a good party", commented.

Therefore, Valverde left clear two concepts: the first, that is not very adherent to delay to Of Jong​, since it loses potential with regard to if it plays of interior; the second, that Rakitic has a lot of options because of his serious party of Champions League. Of course, at all it is safe, but of the words of the Barcelona technician can deduce that the Dutch is almost intocable like interior and that Rakitic could be the one who fairy 'of Busquets'.

Arthur and Arturo Vidal, with options

Since Of Jong and Rakitic are the players with more conditions to play of '4', Arthur and Arturo Vidal will contest the another place of interior, with light advantage for the Chilean by the last absences of the Brazilian and by the pattern of game of the Athletic, that requires physical. Of course, also it can pose the stage of a turn of Rakitic to the bench, with Of Jong, Arthur and Arturo Vidal like headlines.

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