IS THERE ANYONE BETTER THAN BALDE?
Alejandro Balde, from Barça B to the 'top 3' of the best left-backs in the world
Published:13/04/2023 - 17:30h
Updated:13/04/2023 - 17:30h
Alejandro Balde has become one of the great phenomena of the season in Europe. The young FC Barcelona youth squad has gone from playing with the subsidiary to being the best left-back in LaLiga. In Europe, the winger has more competition, but it seems that only two players can 'shadow' him
The FC Barcelona carries several years looking for a left side that did him 'shadow' to Jordi Alba, that little by little has gone going down his level and that carries time needing competition. However, the culés had not given with the key until this season, failing in the signing of Junior Firpo and not finish to bet by canteranos like Alejandro Grimaldo, Marc Cucurella or Juan Miranda.
Thus, the Barcelona empeñaron this past summer in doing with the services of Marcos Alonso, experienced and polyvalent carrilero left-handed of Chelsea. The ex canterano of the Real Madrid arrived with the idea to be the big alternative to Alba in this side, but the destination had another much more stimulating plan and ilusionante. This plan have name and surname and is not another that Alejandro Balde, then the big promise of the Masia for this place.
Spectacular explosion of Balde in the Barça
The promising Spanish side already alternated the course happened the filial with the first team, although Xavi Hernández grieve had he when it arrived to the bench barcelonista in replacement of Ronald Koeman. The 'perla', therefore, played more with the Barça Atlètic and is therefore by what almost anybody had he like an important resource for this campaign. In theory, Marcos and Jordi went to contest the titularity, but the reality has finished being very distinct.
Balde Has arrasado with everything and from does several months is the left side headline of the FC Barcelona. To principle of campaign, the trainer culé alternated to Alejandro with Alba and in lower measure with Alonso, but the enormous difference of performance of the '28' with his mates finish doing that the one of Terrassa had to decant more to the side of the young footballer. In total, has played 35 parties and more than 2.300 minutes, whereas the '18' has contested 26' and 1.606', and the ex of Chelsea 29' and 1.551', playing almost always of head office.
Balde Already is between the best of the world
The canterano of so alone 19 years is being one of the five better footballers of the season in the Barça and even finish going to the World-wide with Spain, playing in all the meetings. There is unanimity between all the fans to the Spanish football in that it is the best carrilero left-handed of LaLiga and now the doubt only is in knowing if in Europe there is somebody right now that it can surrender to his level.
Alejandro has happened to play with the filial to be in the European elite in all the senses. His explosion has been so fast and unexpected that almost has not given time to value him in his just measure. But the reality is that the Spanish is attacking like an extreme of level and is defending with quite a lot of solidity for his age. The performance that is giving right now do not give it the majority of sides neither in his plenitud and is therefore by what is between the best in spite of his inexperience.
Ferland Mendy And Andrew Robertson, that have been these last years two of the best in this position, are right now to years light of Balde. Until this point has arrived Balde, that now only compares with which are with security the carrileros more 'top' of the planet. It treats of Alphonso Davies and of Theo Hernández, that by performance and qualities are in the highest in his place.
Davies And Theo, the only that do him 'shadow'
In the case of the French of 25 years, carries several courses standing out in the Milan and showing that in attack is an authentic cannon. With spaces, the ex of the Real Madrid is imparable by his big tip of speed, his ease to arrive to the area in driving and his brutal shot. By against, technically, although it is decent, is the most limited of the three and defensivamente is the one who more concedes, since tácticamente is something toneless and has too many distractions. It compensates these errors with golazos and a lot of presence in rival area, but has to improve if it wants to be the best of the best.
Davies, instead, without being a defence 'top', is solider that Hernández and technically goes 'sobrado' to be lateral. The Canadian does not leave to be a left-handed extreme reconverted to carrilero and does it notice every time that takes part. Besides, it is surely even more fast that the Frenchman, and considers him one of the most powerful footballers in career of the world. This mix of physicist and technical does that, in spite of his 22 years, for the majority was the best of the planet in his position from does at least a pair of campaigns.
Balde Does not have a lot that envy them neither to Davies neither to Theo
Balde, therefore, competes with these two for being the 'Balloon of Gold' of the sides. Physically, the Barcelona does not have a lot that envy him neither to Alphonso neither to Theo, and is another portento able to win him a career to any one. Technically, as it shows split to party, is clearly upper to the milanista and is at least so good like the one of the Bayern. In disequilibrium also walks to the pair that the one of Canada and is better that Hernández, that in the one against one in static is more limited.
Defensivamente Speaking, Alejandro follows something 'green' and has to learn to position better. But in spite of everything, the big speed of the barcelonista does him able to correct the few errors that have been able to have this course. To Davies is used to him happen the same with three years more than him, whereas Theo, that has six more, follows with too many distractions. The Frenchman, besides, is not very reliable taking out the balloon from backwards, as yes they are it the canterano of the Barcelona and the player of the picture muniqués, that have better foot and more quality to play.
Prpers having analysed the best and the worst of all they remains very clear that Balde already is like minimum to the level of the carrilero of the Milan. The international 'bleu' has more goal and by figures marks more the difference, but the '28' of the Barça also generates a lot of danger with his speed, dribbling and centres that finish turning into assistances of goal. In defence, by against for the Frenchman, in spite of his age seems more reliable the barcelonista, that by the showed this year is more regulate like player in general lines.
Alphonso Davies and Balde will compete by the 'throne'
With Davies already is another 'sing' for Alejandro, since the Canadian is 'top' arrive and quite solid backwards by his capacity to correct errors, as him sucede to the same carrilero Catalan. Although it can that inside a year was to his level or that even have surpassed him, to day of today the feeling is that the one of the Bayern of Munich is unquestionably the best side of the world. Nevertheless, by qualities and performance the international by Spain does not walk far and there is not doubt that it goes to 'litigate' for ousting him of this place honorífico.