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BARÇA NEEDS HIM MORE THAN EVER

What about Raphinha? The '22' does not take off and begins to be a worrying case

Published:27/02/2023 - 12:57h

Updated:27/02/2023 - 14:53h

FC Barcelona signed Raphinha this past summer with the hope that he would be an important weapon from the right wing. Unfortunately, although the Brazilian has left flashes of quality and has been decisive in some matches, at the moment he is far from being what Barça needs.

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The FC Barcelona had very clear in the past market of signings of summer that was the moment to invest to start with a new and ilusionante sportive project. Mateu Alemany And Joan Laporta moved with intelligence by Europe and attained to close several incorporations interesantísimas in the economic and in the sportive. The operations of Robert Lewandowski and Jules Koundé were probably the most sounded, but the one of Raphinha also generated some expectancy in the barcelonismo.

The Brazilian also was in looks it of Chelsea after his grandísima campaign in the Leeds and his good exert with Brazil. Thus, the Barça had to 'litigate' with nails and teeth to carry it, since the 'blues' put more money on the table. In this case, the will to dress the Barcelona of the international 'canarinho' finish imposing and his signing closed by a figure that still does not finish to be clear. In his moment confirmed that they were 58 million fixed euros and 12 in variables, but afterwards went down to 48+12 and even has spoken of 58+7.

Nevertheless, the start of Raphinha in pre-season was so ilusionante that few people thought in if it had cost 10 'kilos' more or 10 'kilos' less. The extreme showed to have personality, desborde and a left-handed of gold, marking even the golazo with which the culés won to the Real Madrid in a friendly in The Vegas. It seemed that the club there was fichado to a star in ciernes that could give assistances, goals and dribbling from the right-handed side.

Raphinha celebra su gol ante el Madrid
 

But the reality with the Brazilian is being another very distinct to which seemed in this duel in American earths. The explosion seems that definite of Ousmane Dembélé in right band did that the '22' had to play several meetings in the left, feeling very uncomfortable. After checking that no took him out any party to natural leg, Xavi Hernández decided to plant him in the right definitively and happen to the French to the another side when both coincided.

Correct data, feelings very mejorables

The painful injury of 'Dembouz' did that the technician barcelonista gave him even more leadership to the ex of the Leeds, that converted from this beginning of 2023 in the main offensive reference of the team after Robert Lewandowski. His numbers since are good, with 5 goals and 5 assistances in 15 crashes between all the competitions in what it goes of year. In total, sum 7 so many and 9 assistances in 34 duels, figures that leave clear that without Ousmane has taken a step forward. However, these numbers are not translating in good game and good feelings.

The Barcelona is throwing a lot of in fault the desborde, the speed and the imprevisivilidad of Dembélé, since Raphinha is not contributing at all of this. The one of Carry Cheerful never had characterised for being a regateador, as it can be it the Frenchman or as they are it Antony and Vinicius Jr, for putting other examples. Nevertheless, so much in the Premier as in Brazil had showed can desbordar by his change of rhythm and his big technical. In the own Camp Nou has showed it from time to time, but the team needs a lot of more impudence when it is not Ousmane in the field.

Raphinha en el Barça-United
 

Few people can doubt of the quality of the international 'canarinho', but in spite of his more than acceptable figures, has to him demand much more. His price and the samples of big football that leaves to dropper leave clear that dress it up to now is not sufficient. It has to try it more in the one against one, has to involve more in the game, be more hit in the taking of decisions and has to achieve be more decisive of what has been up to now.

The Barça needs more than Raphinha

Xavi can not give him a better context that the one who has had with him hit to the right, Lewandowski in tip and a magician like Pedri near to combine. It is having a lot of options of one against one that is refusing or that is not knowing resolve, something that an extreme in the Barcelona can not allow. The entity follows trusting he, his trainer also and the fans do not lose the faith, but after the 'KO' in the Europe League, with him distinguished, can not allow other important stumbles.

The Barcelona fichó to Raphinha to have another extreme resolutivo in all the facets of the game, and this is just what needs to finish to sentence LaLiga and raise the Glass of Rey. Dembélé Will not be in the gone of Glass in front of the Real Madrid, the same that Pedri and Lewandowski, that has been the last in adding to the list of drops. Without them, the three more important footballers of this Barça, a lot of looks will be put in the Brazilian, that has to give the 'do of breast' to frighten off ghosts and show that it can triumph in the City Condal.

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