DOUBLE LEFT BACK WITH ALBA
Junior Firpo debuted in La Liga with Barcelona
Published:26/08/2019 - 13:04h
Updated:26/08/2019 - 13:04h
This Sunday, Junior Firpo debuted with FC Barcelona in an official match -of Liga- and the chance made it against his former team, Real Betis
Junior Firpo -with the permission of Net, that follows lesionado- was the last signing that remained for debuting in an official party. This Sunday did it to play against the Real Betis, the team with which shined the past season with a level of game that woke up the interest culé, and in the Camp Nou, where marked a golazo with the verdiblancos.
Nevertheless, unlike that occasion, this time Junior Firpo lució the T-shirt of the FC Barcelona and was not headline, but it went in in the second time to substitute to Rafinha in the minute 81. The Hispanic-dominican arrives to the team of Ernesto Valverde to improve the left side and do him competition to Jordi Alba, but against the Betis played the two together.
Junior Firpo planted in his natural position of left side and Jordi Alba advanced his in the left-handed extreme. We remember that the Catalan, in his starts in Valencia, occupied said demarcation, by what neither was novelty for him. Therefore, could see to the two men that will litigate by the together left-handed lane.
The last signing culé of the summer neither had too time for lucirse, but yes could accumulate minutes to go adapting to the style of game of the Barça. Ernesto Valverde had clear that the left-handed side was a key position to reinforce, by what is predictable that there are rotations in said position in some split suspender belts.
Junior Firpo, a puñal by the band
In the Real Betis, Junior Firpo was the carrilero left-handed of a team that played with three head offices and two very offensive sides. The flamante signing culé arrived with frequency to the background line and stepped area with danger. Functions resembled the one who will ask him when it play with the culés, in a team where the sides have offensive major prominence.
Besides, the physical capacity of Junior Firpo turns him into an important player for the defence. In the party of pre-season against the Naples showed some physical conditions envidiables and very necessary in a player that will have so much route when it play. Thus, it expects see him more minutes in the next parties.