PROBLEMS AT THE CENTER OF DEFENSE
More problems for Barça: Koeman confirmed that Lenglet has physical problems
Published:5/11/2020 - 11:31h
Updated:5/11/2020 - 14:56h
Clément Lenglet was a substitute against Dynamo de Kievo and only played 15 minutes in the second half. After the game, Ronald Koeman confirmed that the Frenchman has discomfort and is touched
Clément Lenglet was acting in the FC Barcelona-Dynamo of Kiev of this past Wednesday. The French, against all prognosis, fell of the eleven for the third party of the phase of groups of the Champions League, and Ronald Koeman decided to experience to cover his drop. The Dutch put to his compatriot Frenkie of Jong at the side of Gerard Hammered, the same that did against the Alavés from the rest.
As he explained after the crash in front of the Ukrainians, the decision to plant to the of Arkel in the centre of the defence was to be able to add a mediocampista more in attack. "We have expected a party that played a lot in contrary field so that it played Of Jong, that is an option that goes to forward, offers us 2 against 1. At the end it has not been so like this, but we have taken advantage of it of entrance", explained the one of Zaandam in press conference.
Nevertheless, the idea to put to Frenkie of defender did not go well, further of the first chamber of hour, and Ronald had to correct taking out to Lenglet to fault of 15 minutes for the end of the meeting. The one of Beauvais went out by Sergio Busquets, very tired, and Of Jong went back to the double pivote. Everything seemed to indicate then that the rest of the French was simply so that it took a break and that there was not at all physical, but the own technician spoilt with this reasoning in room of press.
"Lenglet Carried a lot of parties and these last weeks dragged physical annoyances", confirmed the ex seleccionador of Holland when it was asked after the Frenchman. This information, by the way, gave it before the commitment in front of the ones of Kiev, 'RAC1'. The journalist Marta Ramon ensured that the ex of the Seville had pain in his thigh and that by this reason remained in the bench resting.
The Barça has not given still any medical part about the physical state of the central, by what perhaps only are some without importance annoyances. It will be necessary to be attentive to the next hours, since in case to be a greater injury, the culés would have serious problems of face to his party against the Real Betis. The Catalans receive to the béticos this Saturday in a duel that presents complicated and in which the presence of Lenglet could be fundamental.
Araújo Is lesionado and will not arrive to the Saturday
It is necessary to remember that Ronald Araújo is lesionado and that in no case will arrive to time to play this Saturday. If the French neither can be to 100% for then, Koeman will have to go back to use to Of Jong at the side of Hammered, a formula that did not work against the Dynamo, but that it could have to repeat in front of the sevillanos. The next days will be keys to determine if Clément can or not arriving to the crash.