Quique Setién, seeing a match of the FC Barcelona in the Camp Nou

A TOO SHORT SQUAD

Less rotations in the Barça: These are the minutes of the heavy weights

Published:19/02/2020 - 13:45h

Updated:19/02/2020 - 13:45h

The exits of the market of winter, joined to some injuries of long length, have left to Quique Setién with a short squad of players in the FC Barcelona

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Some say that it has been fault of planning, others bad luck and others, simply risky decisions that now the managerial board is paying in shape of continuous controversies. The question is that the FC Barcelona bet for giving off of several players during the last market of winter (Carles Aleñá, Todibo, Wagué, Carles Pérez and Abel Ruiz) and now has remained with a staff of the first team that has 18 index cards, more the joker of Ansu Fati.

The situation is even more grave if we take into account that in summer also decided give off of players like Malcom and Coutinho, that now could be having minutes with frequency. Few could foresee the injuries of long length of Luis Suárez and Dembélé, but the question is that the Barça would have to have ready state for this type of situations... And even more when it approaches the decisive stretch of the season 2019-20.

Quique Setién always was a lover of the rotations in his previous teams, and has found with that in this Barça hardly can do them. "For me all are important. Sometimes it is easier to remove to the players when they are well that when they are bad. I deal to control that any player seats was", even said in 2018.

In his arrival to the Camp Nou, nevertheless, has found with a team in which the vertebral column begins to be worn out by the accumulation of minutes. Ter Stegen Is the one who more minutes has played (2.700 minutes). It follows him Griezmann like the player of field that more time has remained on the lawn, with 2.626 minutes.

Another of the new signings, Frenkie of Jong, is the following in the list. The ex of the Ajax goes until the 2.618 minutes. Any midfield player plays as much as he in a season in which Busquets (2.174) has left to be indisputable, and where Rakitic has turned into acting usual (1.170). If Griezmann and Of Jong have been fixed in the forward and the centre of the field, the hofutbolistambre with more leadership of the defence is Gerard Hammered. The defender accumulates 2.593 minutes and is being one of the most regular players of the team.

The one who has fallen this season in what to minutes refers is another of the fixed in the ideal alignment of the team, Jordi Alba. The past year completed 4.510 minutes on the lawn, whereas this campaign occupies the position number 11 of the players with more participation in the team (1.647 minutes) to day of today, by fault of the injuries (until three has suffered already this course).

Messi, the seventh in discord

To I Hammered, the fourth player with more minutes this season, follow him Lenglet (2.321), Sergi Roberto (2.284) and Leo Messi (2.280). Two muscular injuries to the beginning of the campaign (sóleo right leg and elongación aductor left leg) have prevented that the Argentinian can enjoy of more minutes.

Another of the cases to take into account is the one of Arthur and Arturo Vidal, that often contest a lot of minutes between them. Already it occurred the past season (the Chilean played 266 minutes more in total) and repeats this season. But in spite of the injuries and to having gone in progressively in the alignments of Setién, the Brazilian is this course by in front of the Chilean (1.158/1.150).

The most important players of the FC Barcelona, in definite, begin to accumulate big quantities of minutes and, with the most important parties of the season for playing , expects that they follow having prominence to the end of the present season. It will happen like the last course and the team desinflará in the final stretch? We expect that it was not like this.

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