ALEÑÁ PLAYED A FEW MINUTES IN CHAMPIONS
Koeman allowed Aleñá to debut this season with Barça
Published:5/11/2020 - 07:21h
Updated:5/11/2020 - 07:21h
Ronald Koeman finally gave Carles Aleñá his first minutes this season and the youth squad made his debut with Barcelona after his loan to Betis. The one from Mataró had just over 7 minutes in which he barely touched the ball on a couple of occasions
Carles Aleñá returned this summer of the Real Betis to the FC Barcelona after a fruitless cession. The canterano had a lot of minutes in Seville, but did not finish to start and did not shine as it expected . It did not throw the door down, as it is used to to say with the more youngsters, and therefore it went back to the Barça without a clear-cut role. Perhaps by this reason Ronald Koeman is treating it as if it was a recently arrived youngster that it has to expect his opportunity.
Until this past 4 November, the one of Mataró had not contested neither an alone minute with the group barcelonista this season. Luckily for him, that played Frenkie of Jong in front of the Dynamo of Kiev gave him options to go in in the second part of the meeting. Koeman Trusted he and although only they were 7 minutes more discount, the Dutch gave him the occasion to go in and play at last.
Carles jumped to the terrain of game in the 83 to substitute to Pedri, already tired and quite absent in the second part. Unfortunately for him, his entrance coincided with bad minutes of his team, that was struggling for keeping the 2-1 in front of the Ukrainians. The ones of Lucescu had empatado minutes before his entrance and looked for the tie desperately, although at the end they did not achieve it.
The Catalan planted in the centre of the field, something escorado to the right, but did not have too much participation in the time that was on the green. It touched three or four balloons that did not lose, but did not leave any special detail that marked differences. It was a first taking of contact in which himself saw him ask the spherical whenever had option to receive, but the Barcelona was suffering and his mates did not find him too much.
It will be necessary to see if this opportunity in front of the Dynamo is something punctual or Koeman goes back to give him minutes in the next parties. The raw reality for him is that everything indicates that it played by the circumstances, since without Of Jong, that was central, the culés remained without a mediocentro with which rotar. This could have done that Riqui Puig played, but the Dutch technician preferred to do that Aleñá debuted at last.
Koeman Chose to Aleñá in place of to Riqui Puig
It surprises that the one of Zaandam 'happened' of Riqui to put to the of Mataró, since in Getafe was the one of Matadepera the one who went out some minutes in the final stretch of the party. It expected that in case to have to choose between the two, chose to Puig, but in this case preferred to Carles. The time will say if it is something punctual or the trainer barcelonista prefers for real to the '6' above the this year '12'.