SHORT-TERM PLANNING FOR THE FRENCH
Xavi will not force Koundé to avoid relapses
Published:20/10/2022 - 14:51h
Updated:20/10/2022 - 17:42h
New information assures that Xavi Hernández would be willing to rest Jules Koundé in one of the following League matches to avoid a muscular relapse
The FC Barcelona still suffers of a lot of important drops inside the first team. Ronald Araújo will not return until the month of December whereas Andreas Christensen remains lesionado of his right foot. In spite of this, the commitment suspender belt in front of the Real Madrid brought achieve the return of Jules Koundé to the alignments of Xavi Hernández, what represents a 'relief' in front of the bad moment of the club in defence.
However, a new information desvelada by the newspaper 'SPORT' sustains that the plan of the technician with the French is to protect him of face to the following commitments by league, since it wants to warn any relapse of the biceps femoral of the thigh of his left leg. For this, will use two tactical movements in the following parties of the Barça.
The first will be to keep him in the axis of the saga beside Eric García and no by the band as it came it doing from the start of the campaign. This because the wear and route is a lot of elder by the sides, what increases the risk that the player go back to go through the infirmary culé. Besides, also it will have him to the expectation in one of the parties of this week.
The formula of Xavi would be to use him only in one of the two meetings by League before receiving the Bayern Munich by Champions. That is to say, Koundé could rest next Sunday in front of the Athletic of Bilbao and be relieved by Gerard Hammered in the central pair, being accompanied by Eric or Marcos Alonso like left-handed defender. Added to this, also Héctor Bellerín could see minutes by the right, since it is recovered of his annoyances in the sóleo of his leg.
The Champions, at stake
The Barcelona has foot and half out of the Champions and only a miracle could be supported by them life in the maximum European competition. The Catalans will have to win to the Bavarian group next Wednesday in case that the Inter of Milan do not achieve the three points in front of Viktoria Plzen, what would leave in suspense the classification for the following round. A stage more than complicated, although the optimism is something that Xavi keeps firm in the changing room.