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Koeman's four options to replace Pedri after his injury

Published:16/09/2021 - 12:15h

Updated:16/09/2021 - 14:55h

Pedri will be out for at least the next two weeks and Ronald Koeman will have to find a replacement for him. The Dutchman has several alternatives and it will be necessary to see if he chooses the most conservative or risks betting on youth

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Pedri lesionó Against the Bayern of Munich and could be like minimum some two weeks of drop. The Canarian will be a very hard drop for the FC Barcelona, since it is intocable for Ronald Koeman. The Dutch technician will have to choose a relief for the one of Tegueste, that is a very complete player that contributes work, dynamism, quality and imagination to the centre of the field barcelonista.

In these moments, the trainer blaugrana has four possible substitutes for the ex of The Palms. It treats of Sergi Roberto, Gavi​, Riqui Puig and Nico González, all bred in the Masia and all useful of one or another form for what wants the Dutch. However, all are players very different and choose to one or to another will be a statement of intentions for the game that pretends that it do his team. This could contribute each one of them:

Sergi Roberto

The one of Reus would be the most predictable option and also the most conservative of the four. It is the most veteran, the one who has more experience and the one who more work would contribute to the midfield. Has arrival and a lot of route and would give distinct things to Pedri, but with him like interior the Barcelona would lose a lot of quality and magic in three chambers of field. In spite of this, is a real alternative and would not be odd that Ronald bet by him.

Riqui Puig

The one of Matadepera could be with another trainer the best option to relieve to the Canarian, but with Koeman has it almost impossible. To the Dutch does not like him Riqui and has left it clear in infinity of occasions. This season, the canterano still has not debuted and has seen like the rest of midfield players of the first team and of the filial have advanced him by the right. Has talent and could do a good work, but is surely the alternative less likely.


By conditions, the Andalusian is surely the best option to cover the drop of Pedri. Has a lot of quality, is very smart, has a lot of imagination with the balloon in his feet and besides works a lot in defence. The technician gave him a chamber of hour against the Getafe and more than half hour in front of the Bayern, in front of which left good feelings. Nevertheless, his tender 17 years do him have fewer ballots to be the elected that to Sergi Roberto.

Nico González

The son of Fran González, ex star of the Sportive of the Coruña, is called to be some day in the substitute of Sergio Busquets. However, the Galician also can play of interior, since it was his position until the past campaign, when it became mediocentro. Physically it is very strong, has a powerful driving, technically is very very gifted, is very smart and could be a big solution. Up to now, Koeman has put him 7 minutes against the Real Sociedad and 16 in front of the Getafe. It will be necessary to see if it risks and gives him the alternative without Pedri.

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