Xavi Hernández durante el Barça vs Elche


All Xavi's alternatives in the midst of Barça's crisis due to injuries

Published:24/09/2022 - 17:54h

Updated:24/09/2022 - 21:36h

FC Barcelona will face a key month in the Champions League and LaLiga Santander with an important list of casualties. The good news is that the Egarense coach will have many solutions

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The FC Barcelona has faced an alluvium of bad news in the last 72 hours, when they began to contest the parties by the stop of selections of the FIFA. They have confirmed the injuries of Jules Koundé and Ronald Araújo, with Memphis Depay waiting for an official medical part after lesionarse with Low Countries and with the lupa in Frenkie of Jong and Ousmane Dembélé, those who also suffered annoyances.

Waiting for advances, accumulate the problems in the Barcelona square and Xavi Hernández, with regard to the demanding calendar of the month of October, will have to evaluate all the options that has and take a lot of decisions so that the Barça continue in a positive dynamics, even with the drops. The positive news, in the middle of the chaos, is that -after his insistence- the egarense has the positions bent and a wide staff to substitute to the lesionados.

I wrap in the defence

The defence is the one who more has seen affected. It foresees that Jules Koundé will be out of action by three or four weeks. The French came playing so much of head office like right side and was an alternative more than hit for the technician culé, especially for the parties of Champions League. On the other hand, the pessimism has installed with Ronald Araújo, the one who even would have to go through the operating theatre to treat the avulsión of the sinew of the aductor long of the right thigh.

It foresees that in the axis of the defence Xavi will not have any problem, place has available to three head offices: Eric García, Andreas Christensen and Gerard Hammered. The two first have been very used in this start of course and have showed more than solvents, by what will not be a surprise see them to title in the next month. The second captain culé will go in in rotation to see, now, if it can litigate by a place in the XI of the trainer egarense.

In the right side, however, there are more doubts. Lto natural alternative is Héctor Bellerín, the one who has showed solvent in the opportunities that has played, but is not a secret for anybody that is missing him a lot of shooting and that, in principle, the Barça sees him more like an option for LaLiga and no so much for the Champions League. Sergi Roberto, the one who also knows what is to play in this position, has suffered several physical mishaps in the last weeks and it will be necessary to see how will be after the stop.

Drop in the medullary

Although the defensive line is the one who -for the moment- sees more affected, is not the only sector in the field that has suffered low. It foresees that Frenkie of Jong will be drop by, at least, one or two weeks. Only it played 45 minutes against Poland and returned to Barcelona this Saturday, by what it will be necessary to see his evolution and in how long will be available to go back to the film. In the last weeks, came being very important for Xavi.

The trainer egarense sees him like the relief of Sergio Busquets in the staff, but also like a very important interior. Of Jong was adding a good quantity of minutes. However, they will not have a lot of changes: 'Busi' will continue being the defensive pivote headline and will be accompanied by Pedri González and Gavi that, in principle, are the interiors titled. Franck Kessié will go in much more in rotation and Pablo Tower also could have opportunities.

The forward, also touched

Finally, the Barça is expecting of the medical part of Memphis Depay, the one who only could play 50 minutes against Poland. From the concentration of Low Countries aimed that the injury did not have good paints, by what also will be a problem for Xavi Hernández, although the Dutch has not split like titling in this start of season. Nevertheless, in the party against the Elche (that it annotated a golazo) showed that it could be very important.

The one of Terrassa remains without an alternative in the attack -waiting for knowing how is Ousmane Dembélé-, but has quite a lot of options in the staff: Robert Lewandowski is indisputable headline and probably will be accompanied with Raphinha and Dembélé -if it is to 100%-, but account also with Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati.

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