Xavi Hernández during the Napoli-Barça of the Europe League


The first great 'sentenced' of Xavi Hernández at Barça

Published:24/03/2022 - 19:29h

Updated:25/03/2022 - 00:22h

Xavi Hernández has made it very clear who he trusts and who he doesn't at FC Barcelona. He has opted for the men he trusts since he occupies the Barça bench and has 'erased' the players he does not have from the map

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Xavi Hernández begins to be very clear with what want to (and what no) in the FC Barcelona. From his arrival, in November of the past year, has gone making his staff around the needs of the team and has been more than clear regarding the players in which it trusts for 'help it' in his mission to recover the best version of the Barcelona team. Also it has been it with the footballers with which does not explain.

The egarense has given priority to the best players of the staff or those that, in his consideration, can contribute more on the field. It has 'happened' of a few, also, by what could be showing them the door of exit of the Camp Nou. It is the case of footballers like Riqui Puig, Net Walled, Clément Lenglet, Òscar Mingueza, Alejandro Balde or Samuel Umtiti, all in different conditions but with a same 'nickname' in the Barça: A player 'sentenced'.

One of the most important cases is the one of Clément Lenglet, the one who with the arrival of Eric García during the past summer has remained totally relegado to the Barcelona bench. With Ronald Koeman was used to to have more minutes and went in in rotation, but from the arrival of Xavi to the benches his participation has been minimum and could be his final sentence with the team of the City Condal, although has agreement until the summer of 2026.

The international with France (also disappeared with his selection) has contested only 827 minutes in this season with the Barcelonto, being alone headline in eight parties (4 in Champions League and 4 in LaLiga Santander). In total, has appeared in 18 clashes with the culés, contributing an assistance of goal against the Elche, in the 3-2 of the first turn of the championship suspender belt.

The 'surprise' is that in this season has been much more hit that in the past. It deserves to remember that the past year appeared in the photo of a lot of goals and committed, besides, many penaltis 'stupid'. It was totally gafado with the team, but in the parties that has played this course has fulfilled with solvency when it has been necessary and has 'escaped' of the criticisms that received previously.

This has not been sufficient, however. The level of players like Gerard Hammered, Ronald Araújo and Eric García has kept in the more high at all times, reason by which Xavi has the three of unconditional way. They are the three, in fact, those who have gone rotando between himself. The '3' and the charrúa split like the couple of central headline, but already in the Classical against the Real Madrid saw like the egarense bet by the two Catalans in the centre of the defensive saga and Araújo in the right side.

454 minutes with Xavi Hernández

Taking in account from the party against the Espanyol in the Camp Nou, the first of Xavi in the benches, Lenglet has played 454 minutes. The one of Beauvais has initiated like titling in four opportunities (against the Betis and Elche, in LaLiga, and the Benfica and Bayern, in Champions League). Only in two of them played the ninety minutes.

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