ONE MORE THAN THE FIRST TEAM
Mingueza, ahead of Umtiti: another opportunity for the youth squad
Published:8/01/2021 - 23:23h
Updated:9/01/2021 - 12:39h
Óscar Mingueza follows taking out benefit of the deficit of head offices in the first team of the FC Barcelona. The canterano is by in front of Samuel Umtiti and wants to consecrate
The apparition and consecration of Óscar Mingueza in the first team of the FC Barcelona has been a union of external factors -by the fault of central defences in the first team- and direct, like the big performance that has offered the canterano. To day of today, has advanced to Samuel Umtiti regarding specific weight inside the team and expects that it win chevrons in the group of Ronald Koeman.
This Saturday, in the party of LaLiga Santander that the FC Barcelona will contest against the Granada in The Cármenes, Óscar Mingueza will have again the opportunity to be headline in front of the absence of Clément Lenglet. The central French saw his fifth yellow cardboard of the season in Saint Mamés against the Athletic Club and Ronald Koeman will bet with all security by the canterano at the side of Ronald Araújo.
The start of leadership of Óscar Mingueza in the first team of the FC Barcelona initiated after the grave injury that Gerard Hammered suffered in the knee against the Athletic of Madrid in November. The Catalan, that was indisputable, will lose big part of the season and yielded his place to the canterano, that took advantage of of other drops to accumulate minutes that saldó with performances more than correct.
Without Gerard Hammered neither Clément Lenglet, Ronald Koeman does not have doubts: Óscar Mingueza has to be the companion of Ronald Araújo in the central axis. Two players of 21 years that have run over to Samuel Umtiti -whose current level neither approaches to the that had before his injuries of knee- and that will complicate a lot the titularity of the most consecrated defenders when they go back to be available.
The paper of Mingueza when it arrive Eric García
The past summer, the FC Barcelona wanted to fichar to Eric García, defence of 19 years that has stood out by his big performances in the Manchester City. The young defence formed in the Masia finishes agreement with the club 'skyblue' this same summer and, with total security, will go back to dress of Barcelona. Something that means that will turn into direct competition of Óscar Mingueza.
The next season, the FC Barcelona will have Gerard Hammered, Clément Lenglet, Ronald Araújo, Óscar Mingueza and Eric García, in addition to with Samuel Umtiti that it is transferible and that does not go in in the plans of Ronald Koeman. Five central defences for two places with the aim to avoid suffering like the one of the present season, with an important lack of effective in the saga.