THE AFRICAN AIMS FOR THE EUROPA LEAGUE
The time is now: Kessié is facing his chance to get into the eleven
Published:7/02/2023 - 18:00h
Updated:7/02/2023 - 18:00h
This February can be decisive for Barça's season. The Blaça can take advantage of Madrid's difficult schedule to extend their lead in LaLiga and also advance in the Europa League, something in which they will need all the help possible.
The recent injury, and confirmed drop, of Sergio Busquets has opened an unexpected door for Franck Kessié. The marfileño has not been able to, up to now, be piece of fixed rotation of the FC Barcelona and in a moment in which it has fallen the mediocentro title, can be his moment by the next 3 or 4 parties. The ex AC Milan is not a pivote title, but yes has occupied this position in some opportunity.
However, the ideal stage for the player is to go in in the dynamics of four mediocampistas of Xavi Hernández with Frenkie of Jong delaying like mediocentro, especially for the gone of the Europe League in front of the Manchester United. There, Kessié has all the ballots to be headline and contribute physicist and wear beside Gavi and Pedri in the most advanced part of the centre of the field culé.
The ones of Have Hag will arrive to the Camp Nou the next week with the best moment of his season and players like Casemiro or Bruno Fernandes could be extremely dangerous if the Barça can not recover the possession quickly. In this point is where the marfileño would be the piece indicated, allowing to Xavi follow with his idea to use to Gavi like a 'false' left extreme.
The moment that was expecting
Kessié Comes to have his best night like culé ena victory in front of the Seville this past Sunday. The midfield player , that went in of emergency from the bench to the eight minutes to substitute to the lesionado Busquets, resulted also key so that the Barça opened the marker in front of the ones of Sampaoli, with a big assistance for a Raphinha that is taking advantage of the another injury of the Barça, the one of Dembélé.
Although the champion of the Series To the past season sounded in this past market of winter to go in in an operation of exchange with the Inter by Brozovic, Kessié never posed go out of the Camp Nou and centred in working to convince to Xavi that it can be useful. It took advantage of his opportunity in the Glass of the King in front of the Ceuta, marking a so much, and the Sunday was key for desatascar the party.
The African signed good numbers in the 82 minutes that contested. It created two occasions, gave an assistance, completed 29 good passes of the 32 that gave. Besides, it received two faults and committed three. In spite of being more advanced, Kessié was of the players that more interventions did with the balloon (48) and raised his hand of definite way to go in in the eleven of Xavi.