SEVERAL OPTIONS ON THE TABLE
Xavi's possible solutions for Barça's right-back
Published:29/09/2022 - 18:19h
Updated:29/09/2022 - 18:19h
Injuries 'punish' FC Barcelona and Xavi Hernánde has to make many decisions for the next matches. The right side is the weakest area of the field, with all the 'natural' alternatives in the infirmary
Jules Koundé, Héctor Bellerín and Ronald Araújo are in the infirmary and supposes a big problem for the FC Barcelona of face to the next parties in LaLiga Santander and Champions League, put the three are the natural alternatives for the right side. In fact, in what it goes of season Xavi Hernández has gone rotándolos to the three in this position, in addition to Sergi Roberto that, although it is recovered of his last physical ailments, understands that it is not to 100% after several weeks without playing.
The problem for Xavi is capital, but has several alternatives so that the absence of the three do not weigh so much in the team. The option of the of Reus is the most natural, place carries long playing like right side and has showed solvent in this campaign. It will be necessary to see if it can play ninety minutes and how of manages like titling, since up to now only has been in the eleven initial once, against Viktoria Plzen, and only could play 45 minutes by physical annoyances.
Of rest, has gone in from the bench: 30' in front of the Ray, 5' against the Real Sociedad, 29' in front of the Valladolid with goal incluído and 35' in the victory in Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. It remained out of the announcement in front of the Cádiz and Elche, by LaLiga, and for the visit to the Allianz Sand. The last report desvelan that is recovered, by what foresees that it was the first option for Xavi in the initial alignment of this Saturday.
Alternatives in the staff
In case that Sergi Roberto was not to 100%, the trainer egarense would have the possibility to play with three head offices, something that already has done previously. Eric García, by the right, can be an alternative, put already has played in this position. It played like this the past season against the Villarreal and, in general lines, showed solvent further of a played to which did not arrive to time and almost finish in penal by a possible hand of Gerard Hammered. It is the plan more 'conservative' and defensive, thinking also in the crashes in front of the Inter and Real Madrid.
Another possibility is that Xavi bet for playing with a left-handed side to leg changed, with Alejandro Balde and Marcos Alonso like the candidates. They know the position and are in a moment of a lot of confidence, by what could be solvent for 'cover' the emergency. If no, it could finish 'fishing' in the quarry.
Options of The Masia
In case that, finally, Xavi Hernández was not convinced of the previous, can finish using to the players of the filial. This Thursday has trained with the first team Marc Casadó, the one who in spite of being mediocentro, also has played like head office and right side. It was the only player of The Masia that travelled to United States in the pre-season and played like side against Olot and during turns it.
Likewise, it is the alternative of Álvaro Sanz, also of the filial, that has experience like side and that already knows what is to play in the first team. 'Què t'hi Jugues' Informed that Rafa Márquez suggested this option to Xavi, but also is available Álvaro Núñez, lateral headline of the Barça Atlètic, the one who has all the confidence of the Mexican trainer.