BUSQUETS, THE SURVIVOR
Spain forgets Barça: Busquets is the only 'culé' player on Robert Moreno's list
Published:4/10/2019 - 13:24h
Updated:4/10/2019 - 13:25h
Sergio Busquets is the only Barça player summoned by Robert Moreno for the two commitments played by the national team in this break. In October 2018 it was the last time there was only one culé representative in Spain
Robert Moreno has given this Friday the list of summoned of Spain for the parties against Norway and Sweden with several surprises stood out. The first was the no incursion of Ansu Fati, that will have to expect at least a month more to debut with the 'Red'. Others of the novelties stood out was the presence of a Barcelona solo in the announcement.
Only Sergio Busquets will represent to the FC Barcelona with the combined national Spanish in this stop of selections. Already in the last lists the presence of blaugranas had gone down, but the injury of Jordi Alba has caused that for this only was the one of Badia. There was not so little representation culé from October of 2018, when Luis Enrique summoned also only to the Catalan midfield player.
The almost non-existent presence of barcelonistas in Spain already begins to be a recurrent tendency. The selection has left to nourish of footballers of the Barça and seems that, in the short term, goes to be followed being like this. The important players of the first team culé are in his foreign majority and the Masia does not have the presence that had does some years.
That it have left to have canteranos important in the Barcelona is what has caused that in the selection have decided to look to another side. Robert is giving him opportunities to a lot of footballers that have not gone never, carried time without going or have gone going in and going out of the lists during these last years.
Of the Barcelona staff, in addition to Ansu, that will finish going before or afterwards, Busquets and Jordi Alba, that will return in what it was recovered of his injury, there are not too many options to go with Spain. Only Sergi Roberto seems to have some option to dress the T-shirt españolista. The one of Reus became recurrent during several announcements does a time, but his performance has descended and, besides, his change of position plays in his against. In Spain there is a lot of competition in the centre of the field and there are several better footballers that he.
Eight players with past or present madridista
In addition to Busquets, Thiago Alcántara and Luis Alberto also put something of Barcelona colour to the list. The Hispanic-Brazilian formed in The Masia before giving the jump to the Bayern of Munich, whereas the Andalusian played a campaign in the filial. But three footballers with present or past culé do few when there are eight footballers that play or have played in the Real Madrid. Sergio Bouquets, Dani Carvajal, Dani Ceballos (yielded in the Arsenal) and Reguilón (yielded in the Seville) belong to the white team, whereas Diego Llorente, Albiol, Pablo Sarabia and Rodrigo played in the past.