Alejandro Balde en el duelo de pretemporada ante el Arsenal


Balde’s role in attack begins to need a Xavi adjustment

Published:27/09/2023 - 15:15h

Updated:27/09/2023 - 15:15h

Alejandro Balde was a tool more for Xavi in attack during each party, but in the last duels this role of the side has gone remaining increasingly cut of surprise and effectiveness

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The FC Barcelona has announced does few days the renewal of Alejandro Balde until 2028, a sample more than that the Spanish side is the 'owner' absolito of the Barcelona left side in the short, half and long term. Already without Jordi Alba in the staff and with Marcos Alonso that it can not compete with him regarding physicist and speed, the canterano culé luce like a fixed name in each XI, although recently his performance on the field has been something repetitive.

And it is that the disequilibrium of Balde has diluted a bit in the last week to the not exploding so much his explosividad. With a midfield that follows arming a square, now with Joao Félix, the carrilero left-handed has the constant mission to pull the team in the left band, almost to the same height that Raphinha or the right extreme that was on the field in this moment, something that has gone him subtracting capacity to surprise.

The Barça has lost surprise by the left

The situation has remained showed, especially, in front of the Celtic the past Saturday and this Tuesday in front of the Mallorca, where in both duels saw to a Balde placed like an extreme more in attack and having to cover a lot of metres in defence when the rival recovers the possession. Like this, the distinct defences have suffered much less with Balde to the not having so much field to drive and be already situated like a forward more than the team.

More specifically, in front of the Mallorca occurred him as to the rest of the team and did not have his best performance, neither in defence neither in attack. To Balde was missing him can have more clarity in his actions, a situation that remained showed with the more than 10 balloons that lost. Like this, Xavi seems that it will have to find some alternatives for his left side title if it wants that it can find again his best version.

Balde Could need some different duties

The past season to Balde already touched him assume a similar role to the that has now when the Catalan technician consolidated this square in the midfield, in this moment with Pedri or Gavi as 'false' extreme, but in this course has underlined more his paper like forward in the attacks culés. However, the effectiveness of the side has seen diminished, a very distinct case to the of Cancel by the another sector of the field.

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