KOEMAN DECANTS IN ALEÑÁ
Aleñá clearly wins the game against Riqui Puig in the eyes of Koeman
Published:30/11/2020 - 17:36h
Updated:30/11/2020 - 17:36h
Ronald Koeman has chosen between Riqui Puig and Carles Aleñá and has stayed with the one from Mataró. The '6' returned to play against Osasuna due to Clément Lenglet's injury and Riqui did not play a single minute
Carles Aleñá had to jump to the terrain of game against Osasuna by cause of greater strength. When Ronald Koeman already had done four of his five changes and the FC Barcelona already won 3-0, Clément Lenglet had to withdraw by fault of an injury. Without head offices in the bench, the Dutch trainer resorted to a midfield player so that Frenkie of Jong happened to the centre of the defence.
To the hour to choose the mediocampista that use, the one of Zaandam preferred to give him a new opportunity to Aleñá that throw of Miralem Pjanic or of Riqui Puig, the others alternative for the place. Not choosing to the bosnio seems more a subject to preserve to the 'veteran' for next duels, that a sportive decision. Nevertheless, have remained with Carles in place of with Riqui himself is something that it is necessary to have very in account.
The Dutch already hinted of his predilection by the one of the Maresme when it chose him to confront to the Dynamo of Kiev. The ex of the Real Betis was to title beside Pjanic, whereas Puig went out in the second part little more than 25 minutes. After these last two commitments, remains very clear that Koeman prefers to the ex verdiblanco in the centre of the field a lot before that to the of Matadepera, that does not convince him in this zone.
It is necessary to take into account that Riqui so alone has played 3 minutes in the midfield in what it goes of course. It was in Getafe and his presence was absolutely testimonial. In Kiev, with his entrance, Pedri happened to the double pivote and went the canterano the one who joined up to the mediapunta. This decision leaves clearer still that the technician does not trust the Catalan for this position and that goes to be his last option, only by in front of Matheus Fernandes.
Aleñá, instead, yes is a solution of urgency for this zone and Koeman does not go to have problems in resorting to he if it does fault. It showed it in front of the Dynamo and went back it to do this Sunday against Osasuna. It does some weeks, already commanded a message elogiando his capacity of work and his win to learn, something that little by little is giving him minutes and that has done him have a much more leading role that the one of his mate.
Koeman, happy with the work of Aleñá
"With Aleñá spoke on his future here, the same that with Riqui. I have seen to Aleñá with many win in the trainings, with win to improve like pivote. If somebody deserves minutes in the entrenos give it to him, always is in hands of the players", said Koeman the first week of November. Little by little, the one of the Maresme has gone him convincing, whereas Riqui follows without winning a place and every time is losing more strength.