Valverde's Barça lives its worst season with the injuries
Published:6/11/2019 - 18:34h
Updated:6/11/2019 - 21:12h
Ernesto Valverde's Barça is having a hard time offering its best version, although it is already working to get away from doubts. The injuries have become another obstacle to overcome, since this is the worst season since the arrival of the coach
The FC Barcelona does not go through a good moment, and works in search of solutions that allow him leave backwards a small crisis. The Catalans no longer hide some doubts that carry several months trying bury, and through dialogue, effort and football will treat to recover the game and the results that keep them in the fight by the titles, in which to day of today resist with leaderships in LaLiga and in the Champions.
One of the factors that complicates this delicate situation is the one of the injuries, that are striking duramente to the staff. In what it goes of course, a ten of footballers have had to lose at least a commitment by fault of the physical problems, and the list is full of important names: Jordi Alba, Arthur, Ousmane Dembélé, Junior Firpo, Luis Suárez, Leo Messi, Net Walled, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti and Ansu Fati.
The statistics confirm that the current is the worst season in this appearance since it arrived Ernesto Valverde, that in his worst year to date had seen to fall to a player less, with a total of nine. The problem is that it does not exist a pattern or a simple way to put end to the bad series, since the ailments have been of all type. Muscular mishaps, of knee, of twins, sprains, contusiones... And also several relapses.
The volume of injuries and the parties of drop like consequence also is notably upper, what has forced to the technician to do malabarismos to complete announcements and alignments. In the campaign 2019-20 accumulate 16 episodes of this type and 41 stray meetings -between the ten cracks mentioned-, whereas in the 2018-19 were nine and 36 and in the 2017-18 reached 11 and 38.
The stop of selections, more problem that solution
To day of today, the Barça has Suárez and Alba in his list of lesionados, to which adds Arthur that is 'touched' after the visit to the Ciutat of València. There is not more remedy that look to forward and try surpass the pothole with the step of the parties, although the calendar goes up of requirement on the way to final of year. November and December aim more to aggravate the problem that to turn into a solution.
Although it is true that the next stop of selections will allow to rest to some stars, will add more wear to the rest, an at all recommended weight when to the turn touches to face until eight distinct challenges in hardly 29 days. It will touch to bet by the rotations and dosificar in the possible measure to the referents of the team, because it can not abandon the fight in a season that demands more than ever.