Xavi Hernández dirigiendo un entrenamiento del Barça

TWO OPTIONS FOR THE COACH

Xavi's alternatives to replace Busquets against Real Sociedad

Published:14/08/2022 - 22:25h

Updated:14/08/2022 - 22:25h

Sergio Busquets will not be able to play at the Reale Arena after being sent off against Rayo Vallecano. To replace him, Xavi Hernández has two alternatives on the squad

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Of face to the second day of LaLiga Santander 2022-2023, the FC Barcelona will not be able to have Sergio Busquets, after having been expelled against the Ray Vallecano by double yellow. The one of Badía will lose the visit to the Reale Sand and 'force' to Xavi Hernández to take out his blackboard to find the most hit alternative to replace him. Up to now, it has considered to the captain a player irremplazable.

Hernández Hernández threw to the street to 'Busi' in the complementary time of the second half, after showing him the second yellow cardboard by a very clear infringement on Radamel Falcao. The first had arrived in the minute 74 after a tactical fault. It was, in any case, the second expulsion of 'Busi' in 452 parties contested in LaLiga.

Now, Xavi has to decide by who will bet in the centre of the field to confront to the Real Sociedad next Sunday (22:00 hours CEST). The trainer egarense, that has a very good basic wardrobe, has two natural alternatives to replace to Busquets without having to change of system. It will bet by Frenkie of Jong or Miralem Pjanic.

The Dutch comes with rhythm after having debuted against the Ray and also see minutes in front of Cougars. Frenkie Was, in fact, one of the most stood out players of the second part of the Barça this Saturday. It showed very launched to the attack and with a lot of confidence and personality, that is important especially because it is living a moment complicated in the middle of the rumours on his future.

It is worth it to remember that Frenkie appeared like inner (replaced to Gavi) and Xavi has used it very few times like pivote, put always has had by in front to Sergio Busquets in said position. The one of Arkel, nevertheless, always has stood out like mediocentro defensive. With Low Countries, in the Nations League, despuntó and was one of the best of the last stop of selections.

Pjanic, another alternative

In a natural situation, Frenkie of Jong would be indisputable headline in front of the absence of Busquets. However, 'SPORT' aims that, like the Barça is treating the subject of his future, could interfere in the possibility that start in the XI initial. In this case, the safest is that it bet by Miralem Pjanic, the one who has been one of the players that more has convinced to Xavi in the pre-season.

The bosnio has won the 'recognition' of Xavi and has he at all. Has opportunities to add a lot of minutes in this season, place to the trainer likes him a lot his capacity to speed up the game and 'facilitate' the way for the forwards. The decision of the of Terrassa will be complicated, but resume in two alternatives.

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