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Problem or solution? Xavi, before an important decision with the role of Joao Félix

Published:4/09/2023 - 20:22h

Updated:4/09/2023 - 20:22h

Xavi Hernández has a lot of work ahead of him this season thinking about the Champions League, although first he needs to find a XI that he can place on the field almost from memory and for this he has some new names

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This Sunday the FC Barcelona went back to win a party complicated, one of the a lot of that the previous course allowed him can top in LaLiga after four seasons. However, also it is true that in many of these meetings, included the duel in front of Osasuna, the team of Xavi Hernández created few occasions and the goals many times arrived of played isolated or with unemployed balloon.

Precisely this last stage was the one who sucedió in The Sadar where the two goals culés arrived of corner (Koundé) and of penalti (Lewy). Certainly the Barça of Xavi keeps high percentages of possession and that the big majority of played of attack begins them with defence of three thanks to the very advanced sides and the balloon always in contrary field, but would seem that it does fault something more.

The Barça has to go back to join more leading?

Possibly, as it said Lewandowski the past week, the key is in executing the plan on the field with real forwards and no with 'false extreme', like raisin with Gavi and Balde in a lot of moments of the party. Now under this context appears the option to have in the team of Joao Félix, a footballer of a profile that the technician egarense did not have, but that neither has asked.

And it is that the Portuguese has arrived for being an almost personal bet of the president Joan Laporta and unlike the previous course, where Ferran and Ansu did not give arguments so that it returned the 4-3-3, now the luso himself that it can put in aprietos to Xavi if it shows that it can create but situations of goal. The luso can be a solution for the Barça in attack, although it also could turn into a problem if Xavi continues for betting by the balance that gives him play with four mediocampistas.

Joao Félix, a much more important name to the hour to think in the XI

Already without Ansu, neither Abde, in the team, Joao has a lot of advantage for presionar to Xavi regarding 'sacrifice' to one of his midfield players to try generate more occasions for Lewandowski. The Pole has seen something limited in this start of season and to a large extent is because it has had to depend on what can create Lamine Yamal or Gündogan, as it allow it also the rival.

It is true that for any technical body is an attractive problem the have to decide which footballers will be what will be able to range in the following split yes there is more than eleven with a good performance. However, Xavi does not seem very convinced to pose a midfield without Oriol Romeu, or without Gavi, so that they devote to play Joao Félix, Pedri and Gündogan, for mentioning one of the varied possibilities.

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