IT HAS BEEN DETERMINANT FOR XAVI
Luuk de Jong will face the rival that saw him 'born' as Barça's savior
Published:30/04/2022 - 15:43h
Updated:30/04/2022 - 15:45h
Luuk de Jong has gone from less to more in the season. After his first goal in 2022 against Mallorca, he has added several important goals to keep Barça's goals 'alive'
The season of the FC Barcelona has been full of altibajos. Xavi Hernández took the team in a situation complicated, ninth in League and with the aspirations to compete in Champions almost totally descartadas. However, in several commitments had the help of players that in principle were not an alternative. One of them was Luuk of Jong.
It was Sunday 2 January and the culés had to visit Are Moix to confront to the Mallorca, with a big quantity of drops and with the impossibility that Ferran Torres or Dani Alves debuted. The egarense decided to bet by Luuk like titling in the front of attack practically by descarte, but the Dutch 'paid his weight in gold' when annotating the only goal of the commitment and carrying the three points home.
After this, went back to be used by Xavi in front of the Real Madrid in the Supercopa of Spain, where would equalise the actions afterwards of a finish to the 41' minutes that would carry the (1-1) partial to the rest. Already in Cornellà, the attacker would see door in the aggregated time with a head butt that would sentence the (2-2) in front of the Espanyol in the derbi Catalan.
In front of the Raise, his performance also went determinant for the Barcelona aspirations to retain the second position of the table. With three penaltis pitados against, one of them cut across by Marc-Ándre ter Stegen, the Barcelona arrived to the last minutes of the party with a (2-2) in the marker. In spite of this, again would appear Of Jong with a head butt saviour that would give the victory to domicile (2-3) and enmudecería the City of Valencia.
Xavi 'surrenders' to his feet
Although the probabilities that the dorsal '17' continue in the club are minimum, the true is that it has found the form to give him gone back to the image that presented in the first months of campaign. Xavi has not stopped of elogiarle, and continuously stands out his professionalism like footballer. The one of Aigle still has index card with the Seville, by what will have to return in summer. Nevertheless, still they remain split in which it can give him another joy to the fan culé, being the crossing dominical in front of the Mallorca another opportunity of 'remember' with who began everything.