Pau Cubarsí and Lamine Yamal in a Barça training session


Xavi's reasons for betting on the promising Pau Cubarsí

Published:10/12/2023 - 08:45h

Updated:10/12/2023 - 09:46h

For the fourth time so far in LaLiga, Xavi Hernández will include Pau Cubarsí in the FC Barcelona squad. The loss of Iñigo Martínez due to injury once again opens the door to the youth team, the Egarense's favorite among the reserve team's centre-backs

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In spite of the good moment of the Senegalese pair of the Barça Atlètic, Mika Faye and Mamadou Mbacke, Xavi Hernández has decanted again by Pau Cubarsí to complete the Barcelona announcement of the party in front of the Girona. The drop of Iñigo Martínez by injury left to the first short team of head offices and, by fourth time in what it goes of League, the technician egarense decants by the defender of 16 years in his list.

The one of Estanyol already was in the bench in the parties in front of Villarreal, Osasuna and Real Madrid, in addition to the duel of Champions home in front of the Shakhtar. In any of these parties saw minutes, but the announcement by himself alone has a very special value for the Catalan defender. This season, Pau was to title with the filial in seven consecutive parties until it travelled with The Red to the World-wide Sub-17. The past week reappeared with the ones of Rafa Márquez playing 27 minutes in front of the Sportive.

Xavi prioritises the talent 'made in The Masia' of Cubarsí

Although so much Mika Faye (19) like Mamadou Mbacke (21) have greater shooting and physical power, Xavi prefers to Cubarsí for treating of a more endowed player technically. His order and tranquility to go out playing, in addition to his height (1.82 m.) They turn him into a central with class and much more curtido regarding the tactical work for treating of a footballer formed in The Masia.

"It is ready, if it is with us is by something. It is a footballer of a lot of level, has capacity very high of exit of balloon to progress, is aggressive, reads well the tactical subject, is intelligent... It is very young, but is qualified", explained the míster of Terrassa on his decision to have Pau. To Faye also knows him well the egarense after carrying him to turns it American of pre-season. However, in this moment, the egarense understands that Cubarsí adapts better to the needs of the first team and, besides, his absence weighs less in the filial thanks to the good present of the 'Senegalese wall'.

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