BUSQUETS, GRIEZMANN AND DE JONG
A real torture: Only three players of Barça have got away from the injuries
Published:25/02/2020 - 19:21h
Updated:26/02/2020 - 00:04h
Barça tries to fight for titles in a difficult season, but the injuries have become a real torture. Only three players of the first team have got away from them
The FC Barcelona is centred in a key week for the Champions and LaLiga, and the injuries have gone back to cross in his way. The Catalans do not want to move away of the demanding battle by the titles, but manage a very short staff has turned into a capital challenge for Quique Setién. The míster takes advantage of all what has to his disposal so that his pupilos mantegan firm course and with good feelings.
The bad news went back does some days to the Camp Nou, since Sergi Roberto will be some weeks in the infirmary beside Jordi Alba, Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé. If there are not unpleasant surprises, the two sides will arrive to time to contribute his granite of sand in the complicated final of course, but there are fewer options that the Uruguayan, that hammers to attain it, or the French achieve to do it also.
The physical problems have turned into an authentic torture for the culés, that accumulate 29 injuries delivered in 16 players. The setbacks have not respected neither to stars like Leo Messi or Marc-André ter Stegen, and important pieces like the one of Vernon, the one of Jump and the one of L'Hospitalet have suffered until three mishaps in what it goes of campaign. The two first, as Net Walled, even went through operating theatre.
Hardly three footballers do not appear in this list, since Sergio Busquets, Frenkie of Jong and Antoine Griezmann have esquivado the bad fortune and have been always to disposal of the technician. This has commissioned to take care with rotations to the three, that in spite of some concrete absences -as a sanction to the Dutch-, have frecuentado the initial alignments of the preparador of Santander, that does not lose them of sight.
The Barça looks for solutions to his plague of injuries
With only 18 footballers of the first team, the Barça already looks for a solution that allow him fit to the promises of the filial and his eternal requirement with regard to the trophies of the course. So much Ernesto Valverde like Setién warned that it can not give space to the youngsters if in the staff there is effective spare, but a thing is the excess and the another the risk in which right now it moves the square barcelonista.
It will be necessary to see if this situation influences also in the pre-season 2020-21, since varied 'heavy weights' heaved the voice to warn to the club that so much trip and advertising commitment does not help too much to the physical and sportive preparation of a full year of parties of very high level. Once again, it will touch to look for a half point, and what is clear is that it will be necessary to insist in tasks of prevention and square a planning that avoid so many frights in full conflict by the titles.