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The 'heavy weights' neither lose force with Xavi

Published:2/12/2021 - 10:13h

Updated:2/12/2021 - 10:15h

Sergio Busquets, Gerard Hammered and Jordi Alba have been headlines in the first three commitments of Xavi Hernández in the bench of the FC Barcelona

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To exception of the lesionado Sergi Roberto, the captains of the FC Barcelona no only have kept his leadership and hierarchy from the arrival to the bench culé of Xavi Hernández, but even they have strengthened it. The three first commitments of the egarense have served to check that Sergio Busquets, Gerard Hammered and Jordi Alba -first, second and fourth captain- are key pieces in his diagram; footballers with which has shared changing room and that throw of the car on request of the own Xavi.

The three mentioned footballers have been headlines in front of Espanyol, Benfica and Villarreal, although only I Hammered has added the 270 minutes at stake. Busquets by his part, had to go out before the hour because of having presented physical annoyances during the derbi, and the same occurred him to Alba in the Stadium of The Ceramics. Therefore, there was not technical decision. Xavi already left it very clear from the day of his presentation. It needs them and it has they.

The contribution of the captains, key

Sergio Busquets is one of the fundamental pieces for Xavi Hernández due to the fact that the technician knows that his ex mate are his eyes and his brain inside the terrain of game. It knows to perfection all what can give him and has achieved in few days that the performance of the of Badía was more near of the that attains to reach under the orders of Luis Enrique in the Spanish selection, superlative. Now, has to Frenkie of Jong more near and the central more advanced to give him coverage.

Gerard Hammered started in defence of four in front of the Espanyol and happened to the one of three in the two following commitments. In both cases, the Catalan has kept his leadership in the saga. Perhaps in front of the Villarreal suffered more than the account, but has the full confidence of Xavi, that this yes, has gone him changing to his mates in the axis. First it was Eric, afterwards Araujo and Lenglet to counter the physical power of the Benfica and in The Ceramics, accompanied him the Uruguayan and Eric Garcia.

By his part, Jordi Alba is deploying all his power with Xavi Hernández, that has ranged him like extreme when the system has turned into 3-4-3. His aggregated value is that it has been able to go back from the extreme to the defence in defensive missions when it attacks the rival. It could have lost something of 'factor surprise' as it is more dangerous when it bursts into that in static, but is fulfilling with the tasks demanded by the technician, 'obsessed' in opening the band. The egarense is very satisfied with Alba.

The youngsters chosen

From the first day has been able to evidenciar that Xavi will give him field to the quarry, as it did not shiver him the pulse for putting to Ilias Akhomach to title in the derbi. Also Abde and Demir have had his opportunities, but the fixed, those that already are marking the way are Nico and Gavi. Both mediocampistas are the exponent of the new concept of interiors that wants to implant the technician vallesano, footballers very advanced in the positional game, to which asks him mobility, last pass, that no think it to him to the hour to kick and defensive sacrifice.

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