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Koeman's options if he decides to give rest Leo Messi in Getafe

Published:15/10/2020 - 11:29h

Updated:15/10/2020 - 16:37h

Ronald Koeman could give Messi a break against Getafe. The Argentine played it all with his team in this break and has not yet rested a minute since the season began. If Leo is a substitute, Koeman will have to choose his substitute

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Leo Messi has played the 90 minutes in the two parties that has contested with Argentina in this stop of selections. The combined albiceleste debuted in the Eliminatory Sudamericanas and Lionel Scaloni has thrown of the '10' to add two victories in the two meetings. Both were commitments complicated and very contested, especially the one of Bolivia, by what the rosarino has had to leave the skin in the two crashes.

With 33 years, the physicist of the Barcelona captain no longer is the one of antaño, by what surely was not to 100% of face to the next party of the FC Barcelona. The culés confront to the Getafe this Saturday and Read only will have some days to recover the breath and lead to the Barça in the Coliseum. By this reason, says that Ronald Koeman​ is posing seriously leave to the 'crack' in the bench and reserve him for the second part.

If the one of Zaandam decides to do it, will have to hit with his substitute, although it is not clear who will be the lucky. Unless there is a change of system, something little likely, Francisco Trincao, Ousmane Dembélé, and in lower measure Martin Braithwaite, are the footballers that opt to relieve to Messi against the azulones. The three are players quite distinct, especially the Danish, and would fit of different way in the eleven type of Koeman, to the that does not be used to him like play with a '9' fixed.

For this reason, Trincao and Dembélé are enough by in front of Braithwaite. In the case of the Portuguese, his presence would command to Antoine Griezmann to the 'false 9' with almost total security, since where more surrenders he is in the right. This trastocaría little the plans of the trainer barcelonista, since the one of Macon has played in this position many times. In fact, this freedom could come him well after his bad last meetings with the Barça.

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On the other hand, Ousmane can adapt so much to the right as to the left, by what is a perfect option. Equally, Griezmann could would go to the centre and the right-handed side would be his to take advantage of his speed and desborde. Nevertheless, if Koeman prefers that the one of Vernon play in the another band, this could displace to Ansu Fati to the centre and that Antoine was still in the right. The Hispanic-guinean has soul of goleador and could surrender very well like tip, although it is true that never has played here in the first team, by what would be a risky experiment.

The another option would be Braithwaite, that is the one who less trastocaría the diagram of the Dutch in shape, although no in conception of game. The Danish would put up and Griezmann, Ansu, Dembélé or the one who Ronald decide, would be in the bands. But the true is that the ex seleccionador of Holland probably decant by the others alternative, since a '9' pure like him would change too many things. Besides, it is necessary to take into account that so much he like Trincao have travelled with his respective selections, by what can that Ousmane, that has remained in Barcelona, was the one who more possibilities have to substitute to Messi.

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