Jules Koundé y Ronald Araújo, jugadores del FC Barcelona


Araujo or Koundé? Xavi must decide the best way to stop Savinho and Miguel Gutiérrez

Published:7/12/2023 - 17:26h

Updated:7/12/2023 - 21:03h

There are certain doubts in FC Barceona's XI for the match against Girona, which could be decisive on the 'path' towards the leadership of LaLiga. The right back is the big 'problem' for Xavi Hernández

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Between all adjust them that it has done Xavi Hernández in the alignment of the FC Barcelona, the right side has remained without player 'fixed'. It was the role that had Joao Cancel, but in the last two parties has been in the left side. Meanwhile, it has opted by Ronald Araújo, against the Port wine, and Jules Koundé, in front of the Athletic of Madrid. Of face to the party against the Girona, this Sunday from the 21:00 hours (9:00 PM CET), the dilemma is seeded.

They are varied the alternatives that has the trainer of Terrassa on the table. It is conscious that the team of Míchel is one of the more 'dared' in this League and that is used to dinamizar his game by the bands, with 'Savinho' as main protagonist in the left. This will cause that the Barça have to find the formula for 'neutralise' to the Brazilian. Besides, the figure of Miguel Gutiérrez also will condition the plans. The two are one 'bullet' if have spaces to run and combine.

The big 'problem' of Xavi in his defence

Of there that it was logical that Xavi find 'deshojando' the margarita to define which is the most hit option to reinforce his right-handed band. The first alternative is 'give back' to Joao Cancel to his position 'original' and that Ronald Araújo and Jules Koundé appear like head offices, but in front of the good dynamics of the Portuguese in the left and big 'feeling' with Joao Félix, seems an option more than risky... And the dispute will be between the charrúa and the French.

To any likes him play of side, but are players more than valid for the position. Araújo By his big skill in the one against one and Koundé by the solvency that 'give' to the team. In case that the bet was the '4', the one who will go back to carry the strip of captain in front of the drop of Marc-André ter Stegen, 'Savinho' will be much more protected and conditioned. It is a very similar case to the of, for example, the Classical, against the Real Madrid, with Vinicius Jr. It is a player very desequilibrante and, have it 'tied', is a point favour for the Barça.

The protagonists of the defence of the Barça

The option of the ex of the Seville also will have a lot of weight, especially by his performance against the Athletic of Madrid the past weekend. It is recovering his best version and wants to be important, by what will be a point for in his candidature. In any case, what yes seems sure is that the protagonists for the defence are very clear-cut: I Cancel, Araújo, Koundé and Christensen, the one who could add his second consecutive titularity in front of the drop of Iñigo Martínez.

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