Frenkie Of Jong in a warming with the Barça


Koeman moves his slate in search of 'replacement' for De Jong

Published:14/05/2021 - 21:33h

Updated:15/05/2021 - 00:33h

The Barça will receive to the Celtic of Vigo this Sunday with the drop of Frenkie of Jong by sanction. Ronald Koeman will have to decide with who replaces it

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The FC Barcelona will contest the penultimate day of LaLiga Santander without one of his big pillars. Frenkie Of Jong saw the fifth yellow cardboard in the visit of the Barcelona to the stadium Ciutat of Valencia and tendrá that fulfil cycle of cards this Sunday, in front of the Celtic of Vigo, a party in which the Barça will look for to add the three points to finish the campaign with better feelings of which has right now.

The drop of the Dutch midfield player is a headache for Koeman, especially by the leadership that has been purchasing in the last months, in which it has found his best version, very upper to which showed in the Ajax. Of Jong has turned into the compass of the Barcelona and in one of the most intelligent players in the field, that split to party shows his technical quality and capacities to add to the attack, generate danger and even add to the appointment of the goal. Of there to that it was one of the 'protected' of his trainer and one of the footballers that has played it practically everything.

That is the main reason by which replace him is a task complicadísima for the Barcelona trainer, that has three options in his bench and will see in the obligation to choose to a player that can fulfil with his functions or that, at least, can improve the offensive as it does it Frenkie. The first option is Ilaix Moriba, that finally does not have 'gone down' to the Barça B to help them in the 'promotion and aims to be headline in front of the Celtic of Vigo, by what has seen of him in his performances with the first team.

The canterano has been a species of 'revulsivo' for Koeman in this 2021 and has won the praises of his trainer and mates by his intelligence with and without the balloon, intensity and driving. It has played a total of 16 parties in this season, with a so much and two assistances that have certified him like one of the big disclosures of the blaugrana in this season.

Pjanic And Riqui... With options to play?

In addition to Ilaix, Koeman has in his bench to two options more to replace to his compatriot in the centre of the field, but that have less weight that the canterano. It treats of Miralem Pjanic and Riqui Puig, dyou players that do not have cuajado with the approach of the Dutch trainer and that, in fact, would be in the ramp of exit of the Camp Nou.

Both have gone of more to less and his paper in the Barça is very discussed. In the case of the of Matadepera only has played, from March, in five of the eleven parties of League, with very few minutes contested. They have been three in front of Osasuna (6-03), five in front of the Huesca (15-03), five in front of the Real Sociedad (21-03), three in front of the Valladolid (5-04) and five in front of the Raise (11-05). A total of 21 minutes of the 990 possible minutes.

With Pjanic the history has been even more grey. It does not play a party of LaLiga Santander from 24 February, when it contested 45 minutes. Like this then , it has not participated in the last 12 bump suspender belts and are very few the probabilities that Koeman bet by him, at least of start, to receive to the Celtic of Vigo.

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