Joao Félix and Ferran Torres celebrate one of the goals against Betis (5-0)

CHANGE OF 'ROLES' IN BARÇA

Ferran Torres, ahead of Joao Félix in Xavi's plans

Published:7/01/2024 - 00:03h

Updated:7/01/2024 - 08:09h

Xavi Hernández's preferences for configuring his forward line are about to change. Given the irregularity and lack of offensive 'bite' of FC Barcelona, the coach will rely on meritocracy for each game. He will play whoever 'earns' it in training

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The things are not going out as it expected the FC Barcelona. This beginning of season has not been the expected and the team has showed weaknesses in appearances that, in the past course, carried him to be champion of LaLiga and Supercopa of Spain. To Xavi Hernández corresponds him change the plan so that they fit the pieces of the puzzle and reconducir the dynamics of the team. If there is not a substantial change, will be difficult to think in possible titles.

Of there that the meritocracia, between other things, was the flag of the Barça in this 2024. Everything seems to indicate that for this second stretch of the campaign there will be a lot of more competition to win a place, especially in the line of attack and will play, finally, the one who more deserve it. The arrival of Vitor Roque changes the panorama and leaves to the trainer with more alternatives for his forward, with the obligation to bet by his best pieces. The names of Ferran Torres and Joao Félix will be the first in 'open' the controversy.

And it is that, as they have aimed from the newspaper 'SPORT', by the showed on the terrain of game and in the trainings the attacker of Foios is by in front of Joao Félix. Already it could evidenciar in the last two parties: Xavi replaced to the Portuguese in the rest against the Almería and left it in the bench in the visit to The Palms. Ferran Showed a version convincente and, in the islands, signed the tie that put to the cules in the party.

The difference between Joao Félix and Ferran Torres

In the next parties, if all follow as up to now, will be much more usual to see to Ferran in the XI initial of the Barça. In spite of that it is the maximum second goleador of the team, has not achieved to turn into an indisputable player in the plans of the trainer egarense. Of the 24 parties that has contested, only has been headline in eleven opportunities. It has served like revulsivo.

By his part, Joao has played it almost everything. In fact, his suplencia in Big Canarian was the first in more than a month. Since it arrived to the Barcelona group has contested less split that Ferran (21), but has been headline in 17 of them. Only in four occasions (2 in League and 2 in Champions) has split like acting. The history can give a twist of 180 degrees in these next weeks.

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