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Xavi prepares massive rotations at Barça after the national team break

Published:25/03/2023 - 20:51h

Updated:26/03/2023 - 08:18h

Xavi Hernández does not want to repeat the mistakes that FC Barcelona already made after the national team break in March 2022. This year, the coach will anticipate possible problems so that the players are at their best in the final stretch of the season

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In exactly a week, on 1 April, the FC Barcelona will return to the action in LaLiga Santander 2022-2023 to visit to the Elche in the corresponding party to the twentieth seventh day of the domestic championship, in which the ones of Xavi Hernández will try to keep the advantage of 12 points on the Real Madrid, that achieved after the victory in the Classical of the past Sunday (2-1).

Although the Elche is in zone of descent, supposes a split cheat for the Barça because it will be the first after the demanding stop of selections that has 'forced' to the Barcelona entity to 'loan' to an important quantity of players. They will go reincorporando to the trainings in brief and the mission of Xavi Hernández will be rotar massively so that they are to 100% before they take action.

The Barça-Elche of League, a party for the rotations

Like this then , in the plans of the Barça is that the players that remained in the City Condal during the stop of selections are those that give the face by the team in the visit to the group ilicitano. Recently it has desvelado that so much Ferran Torres like Ansu Fati are working to the double to be able to colarse in the XI of Xavi of the next 1 April

Probably they are the two those who star the attack beside a Raphinha that, also, has remained in Barcelona. The three will be quite rested to form the Barcelona offensive trident and that Robert Lewandowski can rest. The most likely is that the Brazilian split in the right extreme, Ferran in the left and Ansu of '9', although these two can exchange of position.

Problems in defence and centre of the field

Although in the forward Xavi will have numerous options for rotar, in the centre of the field will have problems because Pedri González and Frenkie of Jong are lesionados. In the City Condal remained Sergio Busquets and Sergi Roberto without stop, whereas Franck Kessié and Gavi are with his respective selections. It is, also, the option that it play Pablo Tower, but has remained showed more than once that they do not have he.

In principle, Busquets will lead to the team like pivote, accompanied by Sergi Roberto and will be the doubt of the third midfield player: Kessié or Gavi. Considering that Frenkie of Jong will be doubt for the Classical of the Glass of Rey and that in this party will have to play the best, would not be a surprise that bet by the costamarfileño to give total rest to the sevillano.

On the other hand, in the defence is confirmed the drop of Andreas Christensen, lesionado with Denmark and the one who could be a month 'KO'. Ronald Araújo is in the infirmary, but foresees that it will be recovered, although it could remain in the bench. The most reliable option is that they are Eric García and Marcos Alonso the couple of head offices, whereas in the sides would be Koundé (now with France) and Jordi Alba to replace to Alejandro Balde.

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