HE NEVER PLAYED SO MUCH AT THESE HEIGHTS
Koeman plays with fire with Busquets: The '5', at the pace of record minutes
Published:26/10/2021 - 08:41h
Updated:26/10/2021 - 08:41h
Koeman is 'pulling' more than ever from Busquets this season and Badia's is the second player with the most minutes in the squad. The midfielder has already surpassed the 1,000 minute barrier, something he had never done at this stage of the course in his career
Sergio Busquets is one of the indisputable of the FC Barcelona to eyes of Ronald Koeman and the Dutch is leaving it clear this season. The míster already did it the past and the mediocentro was one of the footballers that more played with him, but did not go at all comparable to what is sucediendo in the current. The one of Badia is to day of today the second player with more minutes of the Barça, only surpassed by Memphis Depay.
The Dutch attacker carries 1.065 minutes between all the competitions, whereas the Catalan adds 1.004. In LaLiga, 'Busi' has been headline in the 9 meetings that has contested the picture blaugrana and has completed 7 of these 9, with a total of 787 minutes. Only it was substituted against the Real Sociedad and the Granda, losing 7 minutes in front of the donostiarras and 16 in front of the Andalusians. Therefore, in the national championship has played it almost everything.
In Champions League, on the other hand, has had something more than break in the three days contested. It was to title in all they, but against the Bayern of Munich went to the bench in the minute 59 and in front of the Benfica did the same in the 68, resting 31 minutes against the germanos and 22 in front of the Portuguese. Against the Dynamo of Kiev, instead, played all the party and did not have rest, by what adds in total 287 minutes in Europe.
These data do that Busquets was to rhythm of record of minutes this season with the Barcelona. The defensive midfield player never there was playing so much to these heights in the 13 years that carries in the first team. The course in which more near was to arrive to the 1.000 minutes in total to finals of October was in the campaign 2015/2016, when it contested 975 minutes with Luis Enrique in the bank.
Busquets could pay expensive not resting
The state of form of the of Badia to his 33 years is spectacular and is being one of the best of the Barça this year. Although when the rival imposes a level of intensity high can him see the sewings, in general lines is playing well and is being key for his team. However, the age does not forgive and if Koeman does not begin to regulate him a bit more, inside some months the footballer could pay expensive have played so much until the moment.