HE RETURNED BEFORE THE PLANNED
Maximum care for a Jordi Alba who risked in the Classic
Published:4/03/2020 - 16:09h
Updated:4/03/2020 - 16:09h
Against of toras the forecasts, Jordi Alba was to title in the Classical after recovering of his injury ahead of time. Now, it will be 'between cottons'
Around the middle of February, Jordi Alba suffered a muscular injury during the party that the FC Barcelona played against the Getafe in the Camp Nou (2-1) and diagnosed him several weeks of drop. The Catalan side lost the crossing of gone of the eighth of final of the Champions League that the Barça played against the Naples in Saint Paolo and everything seemed to indicate that it neither could play in the Classical.
Quique Setién, however, surprised in including to the Catalan side in the list of summoned of face to the duel of Santiago Bernabéu, although there were doubts about if it could play like titling. At the end, Jordi Alba no only jumped to the terrain of game from the start, but it played the 90 minutes and finished the meeting in good physical conditions and without resentirse of his injury.
In a so important party like which the Barcelona contested in Chamartín, Setién preferred to risk for forcing to Jordi Alba before that bet by Junior Firpo, that follows showing that the pressure can him and that maybe still is not prepared to be headline in important parties. Nevertheless, it does not be necessary to forget that the Catalan there was recortado terms and that ran risk of relapse playing in front of the eternal rival.
Fortunately, no resintió, but now will happen some days between cottons. The muscular injury that suffered is susceptible to go back to reproduce with some brusque movement of the muscle, by what Setién will not run risks by second consecutive party. Thus, his presence in the alignment to face up to the Real Sociedad this Saturday will depend on the feelings of the side.
It is necessary to take into account that, in hardly two weeks, the FC Barcelona will play the party of turn of the eighth of final of the League of Champions against the Naples and is here where will need the best version of Jordi Alba. His confined by the left band are keys in attack and his speed also is it in defence. The aim is to arrive to this appointment in full form.
Junior Firpo has to improve
In spite of that Junior Firpo has had opportunities to be headline, still has not seen a his version resembled the one who showed in the Real Betis. In the parties in which it has played since it arrived in summer, has seen him entirely eaten by the nerves and by the fear to commit errors. Some errors that, in spite of the cautions, have finish committing, reason by which neither Ernesto Valverde before neither Quique Setién now seem to have him too much confidence.