Hiroki Abe, interviewed by the media after a training

SUMMONED BY VALVERDE

Hiroki Abe, a jewel "with profile Griezmann" for Barça pre-season

Published:20/07/2019 - 23:32h

Updated:20/07/2019 - 23:32h

The young promise signed by FC Barcelona for Barça B, the Japanese Hiroki Abe, will form part of Barcelona expedition in Asia, and some compare his qualities with the ones of Griezmann

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The FC Barcelona closed does some weeks the signing of Hiroki Abe, a youngster and promising footballer that can act in several positions of the front of attack, and also in the centre of the field. The new Japanese player of the Barça B will participate in turns it Asian with the first team of the Barça, after Ernesto Valverde have decided to have he.

It will be without place to doubts one of the inducements mediáticos for the Japanese press, when having dazzled in the last years in his country leading the attacks of the Kashima Antlers. The ex trainer of the Sagan Tosu and ex player of the Barça, Lluís Careers, has conceded an interview to 'MD' in which it has given details on the style of game and the capacities of Hiroki Abe.

Here it is a complete stranger, but the aim is that it progress this next season 2019-20 in the Barça B for, some day, give the jump to the first Barcelona team. One of the best qualities of Hiroki Abe, for Lluís Careers, is his polivalencia. "Abe No only plays like leading centre but can play in both bands and even of half offensive", ensures.

"In the Kashima played like steering wheel by the left, but also did it by the right in a lot of parties", adds the ex Catalan footballer, that has compared the style of game of the young Japanese player with the one of Antoine Griezmann, saving the distances. "It is technically very good, fast, agile, intelligent, has desborde, can loom with one against one from any position of the field", desgrana Careers.

If Takefusa Kubo is more "an Iniesta", Careers thinks that Abe is something more offensive that his compatriot, recently fichado by the Real Madrid and that will have it complicated to have place in the first team the next campaign. Kubo is more technical, and Abe more vertical and with greater physical capacity. "It works very hard during all the so much offensive party like defensive, after running 90 minutes does not lose speed, when it plays like forward has goals, assistances...", it details Careers on Hiroki Abe.

Hiroki Abe Will be leading in Japan

The Japanese press, in definite, sure that will be very pending of the young Japanese footballer when the FC Barcelona land in the island during the next hours. It expects that Hiroki Abe have minutes against Chelsea and the Vissel Kobe, in corresponding parties to the Rakuten Cup. Any goal, assistance or detail of quality will serve to increase even more his caché international. And, to fault of other 'cracks' as Messi, Coutinho or Suárez, Abe will be able to have a true dose of attention and popularity in the next days.

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