Ernesto Valverde in a training session of Barça


The Barça players have a lot at stake in the pre-season friendlies

Published:22/07/2019 - 23:27h

Updated:22/07/2019 - 23:28h

FC Barcelona makes its pre-season debut this Tuesday with a match against Chelsea, and in the first team friendlys there is a lot at stake. There are several players looking to stay in the team and some that will try to win more minutes

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The FC Barcelona landed in Japan this Sunday, and the Tuesday faces his first examination of turns it Asian. The Catalans première the Rakuten Cup with a clash against Chelsea before crossing with the Vissel Kobe, in the first appointments of the first team before returning to the City Condal. Although it can seem that there is relaxation in the changing room, in the weeks to come there is a lot at stake.

The pre-season culé is a challenge for a lot of footballers, that want to tie up his continuity or increase his quota of leadership. For the time being there is few intocables in the changing room, and some of them are not for the moment available. The know almost indispensable hardly enjoy it stars like Leo Messi, Luis Suárez, Gerard Hammered, Jordi Alba or Marc-André ter Stegen, and because they have won it to him to pulse.

That to Ernesto Valverde convinces him surrendering on the lawn know it well some, as for example a Rafinha Alcántara that the past summer split like transferible and finish remaining because cuajó an excellent preparation. The Brazilian is in a very seemed situation by fault of another grave injury, and his compatriot Malcom also lives a history with details that coincide.

More elevated even is the number of players with pending accounts, by reasons of a lot of variety and style. Semedo Wants to more minutes and Sergi Roberto will not want to lose them, Rakitic and Busquets wants to impose to the youngsters that loom his place, Coutinho will have to know if it deserves to be still in the staff and Arthur and Arturo Vidal litigate as always to feel headlines. Dembélé, Umtiti, Lenglet or Aleñá also will go in in the battle by the minutes, and even referents like Suárez could go in more often in the rotations.

Neither it is necessary to neglect the adaptation of the signings, with a very useful time to initiate his adaptation to the team. Net already knows the competition that offers Ter Stegen, and Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie of Jong are two of the big hopes of the season. Arturo Vidal, Arthur and Lenglet began to consolidate walking from the first day, and the recently arrived expect to collect his witness and not going through the ordeal that has had to suffer Malcom, relegado by the tastes of the trainer.

The quarry wants to be leading of the pre-season

Another important proof of the pre-season will be for the canteranos, that want to show that have place beside the 'greater'. Before it was necessary to think in cessions, the Riqui Puig, Oriol Busquets or Carles Pérez want to begin to convince to Ernesto Valverde, that knows them well of the sessions of trainings but that will decide if along the season will have space to play. In the weeks to come there will be several friendly, but this does not mean that there is not a lot of at stake in each one of these parties.

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