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HAS XAVI STOPPED TRUSTING ROMEU?

Oriol Romeu chains his third game in a row without minutes

Published:11/12/2023 - 13:31h

Updated:11/12/2023 - 13:48h

Barça is not going through its best sporting moment at present. After the defeat against Girona, many names have been mentioned. However, one of them, Oriol Romeu, has been targeted despite not having participated in the duel, rumoring a possible lack of confidence from Xavi in ​​him

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Oriol Romeu every time is submerging more and more in the ostracism in the FC Barcelona. The one of Ulldecona neither attained to add minutes in the defeat of the combined Barcelona in front of his exequipo, the Girona (2-4). This has begun to generate a debate around if finally Xavi Hernández has lost the confidence in one of his main reinforcements purchased in the market estival and probably the only midfield player with defensive dyes of the that at present has the club.

Romeu, recently recognised by the Catalan Federation of Football like one of the Catalan players more stood out of this 2023, hiló his third suplencia consecutive. This does especially striking if it values the fact that the three parties that did not contest were duels that, a priori, were tildados as 'final' and transcendental for the aspirations of the cast culé in this campaign, being these the crossing in front of the Port wine in Champions (2-1), and in front of the Athletic (1-0) and the cast 'Gironí' (2-4) in LaLiga.

No only this, going a bit further, in the last five parties that the pivote has enfundado the elastic Barcelona has not attained to happen the barrier of the 60 minutes in thefield . In the last meeting of LaLiga in front of the Ray Vallecano, only played 59'. Before this, only accumulated nine minutes in front of the Alavés, 59' in the crossing of turn against the Shakhtar Donetsk and 18' in front of the Real Madrid, with a suplencia in the half in front of the Real Sociedad. In this sense, it is necessary to trace back to 25 October to find the last commitment in which Xavi Hernández conceded him the 90 minutes to Romeu. In that occasion, the only clash in which the one of Ulldecona has contested of palmo to palmo with the elastic culé, the Barcelona attained a victory adjusted in front of the 'Mining' in Hamburg (1-2).

It lost the Barça the confidence in Oriol Romeu?

Such condiments do not do more than evidenciar how the role of Oriol Romeu has become more secondary in the club. The Catalan happened to be a key piece in the centre of field of the Barça, being indisputable headline in the seven first parties of LaLiga of the Catalan club, to accumulate four suplencias, three income from the bench and two titularities in the last nine clashes in the local tournament. In the League of Champions, occurs something similar. Although it began in the bench in the first party, had three consecutive titularities in the back crosses. However, as it mentioned previously, it was not to title in the last careo against the Port wine.

Besides, the pivote, the one who up to now has accumulated 885 minutes in 15 parties with the picture of the Catalan capital, has seen mermado his time due to the fact that the team seems to have configured his medullary zone title with Frenkie of Jong, Pedri González and Ilkay Gündoğan. Nevertheless, a midfield player with the characteristics of the Catalan would fit notably in the plans of the club. Unfortunately, for him, in spite of have not had a lot of opportunities, when it has had them, has left in clear that is not going through his best moment.

It will trust Xavi in Romeu for the duel of Champions in front of the Amberes?

Now it will be necessary to see if Xavi trusts him the titularity or, at least, offers him minutes in the next clash in front of the Amberes in Belgium. Given the context, this party presents like an opportunity of gold so that the Catalan can add minutes of quality. The Barcelona no only will look for a victory to recover feelings and grasp to the leadership, but it will measure to a combined that it has not had them all achieve in this campaign and to the that already goleó in the debut in the Champions, by what can be a favourable duel for the return of Oriol Romeu and, perhaps, if it does not finish seeing action, can be a statement of intentions of the club to the pivote.

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