CAN BALDE BEAT IT?
The challenge that Alejandro Balde faces at Barça
Published:19/09/2021 - 19:54h
Updated:20/09/2021 - 00:31h
Alejandro Balde has been one of the good news amid the chaos at Barça. His great performance places him as one of the 'jewels' culés, but he has a challenge ahead
In the middle of the chaos in the FC Barcelona, the young talents of The Masia are causing the smiles to the Barcelona fans, showing that the future is home. Alejandro Balde, that debuted with the first team in front of the Bayern of Munich in the Champions League, is one of the players that invite to the illusion. Had the difficult task to replace to Jordi Alba, a 'emblem' of the Barcelona picture, and showed participatory and attentive in the band, by what aims to add more minutes.
It went in of emergency, but in front of the injury of Alba, Koeman can give him to Balde a lot of more minutes of which any one expected. Has in the panorama an opportunity of gold, but that comes with a challenge: keep the big level and turn into a competition for the one of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, the one who is the only left side natural of the staff of the first team and carries several years without a replacement, because in spite of his 32 years, continue being a referent in his position.
Alba has played it practically everything in the last years. It had thought , with Junior Firpo, that the footballer went to have more rotation, but the dominican never supposed a real competition. In fact, always it remained argued when it played and Alba finished replacing it. The confidence of Koeman in the ex of Valencia, besides, is absolute and has he to 100%, by what if Alejandro Balde wants to win a place, or at least be a spare 'fixed' will have a lot for showing.
The good news for the footballer is that will have a few weeks to show his quality, place expects that Alba return after the stop of selections of the month of October. Of there that, in the next parties, can share the position with Sergiño Dest or directly play he by the left. It has left very good feelings and Koeman is conscious that it can be an important player in this start of season of the Barça.
In The Masia always stood out by his offensive power, dribble and because it is a born winner in the individual duels. Has appearances for improving in his defensive facet (something normal, by his age) but lor that more calls the attention of his trainers is the capacity that has to create disequilibrium and add to the attack, a factor that is indispensable to play with the Barça and that, for the moment, fulfils to perfection.
Balde, smart to assume all the challenges
Triumph in the FC Barcelona is not something simple and Balde has to be prepared for all the experiences, good and bad, that will live in the beginning of his career in the first team. The positive is that it is ready and with many win that his name was remembered in the team of his life. Already after his debut in the Champions League, stood out that "for me the debut was a dream done reality, in spite of the result. I carry working a lot since I arrived to this club and am very happy", explained. "It did not expect me go out, but when Jordi asked the change was to heat 30 seconds and already went out to play. They happened me a lot of things by the head, but had win".