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Xavi has eight forwards available: Overbooking at Barça?

Published:16/01/2022 - 00:08h

Updated:16/01/2022 - 01:37h

After some time 'suffering' for players up front, Xavi Hernández will face the second part of the season with eight players, forced to be the antidote to Barça's lack of goal

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Although in the last weeks (or even month) the news were related to that Xavi Hernández did not have, literally, alternatives to configure his forward, now the situation is totally different. The trainer egarense, if it does not produce some movement more in the market of signings, will be able to explain until with eight players so that the FC Barcelona achieve, once and for all, win his worrisome fault of goal.

And it is that the goal has resisted him , maybe too much, to the Barcelona in this season. The Barça has been victim of the injuries or physical problems and the trainers (Koeman, Barjuán and now Xavi) have not been able to explain in any moment with all the alternatives to configure his alignment. Against the Real Madrid, in the Supercopa, the egarense could choose and select to those who more deserved it.

Waiting for that Martin Braithwaite receive the high medical, the Barça has eight forwards: Ferran Torres, Ansu Fati, Dembélé, Memphis Depay and Luuk of Jong, of the first team, as well as the canteranos Ferran Jutglà or Ez Abde, in addition to Ilias Akhomach. Right now, they are many the options that has Xavi and remains the doubt of: Who would have to play?

In theory, understands that the ideal trident, if there are not more signings in this winter, would be conformed by Ansu Fati and Dembélé by the extremes, with Ferran Torres in the centre of the forward. They would go in in rotation players like Memphis, Jutglà or Abde, those who have accumulated an important quantity of minutes in this season. In the case of the Dutch, keeps on being the maximum artilleryman of the Barça with eight so many in LaLiga.

They can have variations in case that Dembélé leave in January. In the Barça understand that, if it does not renew his agreement (as probably it will happen), the most logical is to put it in the market in this month, but also are conscious that the French extreme does not have intention to abandon the Camp Nou right now. In a hypothetical case, could go in Memphis or Jutglà to play in the centre of the forward and displace to Ferran to the band. Another option is that Ez Abde play in the place where would split 'Dembouz'.

Obverbooking In the Barça: it will be a problem?

The case, in definite, is that there are too many players for three positions. Xavi has recognised in a sinfín of opportunities that will play those that deserve it. It is being the case with Luuk of Jong, the one who has marked a goal in each one of the last three parties that has contested. In theory, the tulip will keep on being to title in the next meetings, but anything could happen.

What himself is sure is that they will have too many rotations and that, probably, the projection of the more youngsters (Ez Abde, Ilias Akhomach or Jutglà) will see 'truncated' and will contest more clashes with the filial. It remains to see and expect to know the plans of Xavi. Now it would not have to have excuses for the fault of goal... In theory.

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