Jules Koundé and Aurélien Tchouaméni in training with France


Koundé has fun in Los Angeles before returning to Barcelona

Published:27/12/2022 - 00:41h

Updated:27/12/2022 - 00:41h

Jules Koundé will be the last culé to return to Catalonia after the World Cup. The central defender took a couple more days of vacation after playing 120 minutes in the final against Argentina and took the opportunity to share with his friend Aurélien Tchouaméni

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Xavi Hernández will have to expect, at least, a pair of days more to recover to Jules Koundé. The one of Paris took a pair of free days more than the expected after contesting the 120 minutes of the final of the World-wide in front of Argentina and took advantage of to travel to The Angéles in company of his fellow and mate in the selection Aurélien Tchouaméni. The defender went up a photography to Instagram stories in where they shared beside the television driver Sebastien Abdelhamid.

For Koundé and Tchouaméni, the trip to the United States served to clear the mind after the 'stick' of the defeat in front of Argentina. The defender culé had a first part complicated marking to Ángel Gave María (the 'Noodle' added a goal and caused a penalti), although it attained to improve in the complement. However, in the lengthen failed when trying clear a finish of Leo Messi that supposed the 3-2 transitory in the 108'.

Jules was replaced in the first minute of the addition, just before the penaltis, whereas Aurélien kept in field and commissioned of patear the third collection of the decisive batch. The player of the Madrid opted for crossing his finish of right, adjusting too much the finish that it left brushing the base of the stick. So much Tchouaméni like Kingsley Eat failed and the 'albiceleste' remained with the trophy.

For Koundé, the World-wide resumió in six parties in which it contested 481 minutes, without goals neither assistances. His mate, Ousmane Dembélé, also was to title in the final and reported the Monday to the trainings of the Barça. The alone extreme played 41 minutes, going out in place of Randal Kolo Muani after a first part for the forget of all the eleven Frenchman.

Koundé Aims to the bench in front of the Espanyol

When being the last international in returning to Catalonia, everything aims to that Koundé will not be of the game the Saturday in the derbi Catalan that will mark the reinicio of LaLiga for the Barça. Except Ronald Araújo (still lesionado) and Robert Lewandowski (suspended), Xavi will be able to have all the staff to receive to the Espanyol, by what give him rest to the of Paris luzca like the wisest option.

Like this the things, Jules could reappear next Wednesday in front of the Intercity by the Glass of Rey or, in his defect, in the visit to the Athletic of Madrid the Sunday 8 January. The calendar to begin the year will be difficult for the group blaugrana with until six parties, including an eventual final of the Supercopa Spanish in Arabia. For this, the ones of Xavi have to defeat to the Betis in semis.

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