THE BALANCE OF THE PRE-SEASON
The 1x1 of the Barça players on the tour of the United States
Published:1/08/2022 - 12:14h
Updated:1/08/2022 - 13:08h
Xavi Hernández summoned a total of 28 FC Barcelona footballers for the US pre-season tour. After a balance of three wins and a draw, the coach returned to Catalonia satisfied, but the time has come to make cuts
The FC Barcelona closed his turns by the United States leaving a very good image in four parties of which won three (Inter of Miami, Real Madrid and New York Network Bulls) and empató one (Juventus). Now, Xavi Hernández will have to do cuts between the 28 names that quoted for the North American expedition, more considering the incorporations to the group of Ferran Torres (drop by injury) and Jules Koundé, last signing of the summer. Review how it went them to the culés in turns it American.
Marc-André ter Stegen
The German was to title in the four parties of the Barça in the United States and showed solid in the goal. Only it fit a so much of Moise Kean in front of the Juve, in which no uvo greater responsibility. The '1' will keep on being indisputable by eighth consecutive year in the arch culé.
The Alicante goalkeeper no desentonó in turns it North American. It contested complete the second parts of the parties in front of the Inter of Miami and Juventus, fitting an alone goal (also of Moise Kean) and aims to be the acting of Ter Stegen in the 2022-23 after returning of the Galatasaray.
The guardameta of the filial did not contest neither a minute in American floor, by which, except surprise, will be the third goalkeeper of the Barça for this season. To the equal that Iñaki, the Catalan has completed all his training in the inferior of The Masia.
Xavi ranged him like right side title in the Classical in front of the Real Madrid and in front of the New York Network Bulls. Although it feels more comfortable like head office, the Uruguayan showed security and solvency defending the right side.
It was to title in front of the Juventus and showed to be recovered physically of the injuries that separated him of the team during all the past course. The one of Reus saw action in all the parties and added an assistance in the goleada in front of the Inter of Miami, with which seems to win him the game to Sergiño Dest like alternative by right.
The American was to title in the debut in front of the Inter of Miami, but afterwards was losing leadership and remained without playing in front of the Network Bulls. Previously, hardly it saw action in front of the Juventus, adding an assistance. Si Concretises the signing of Azpilicueta, his exit will be a fact.
The Danish was the player that more minutes contested in turns it North American and went the leader of the saga. With his physical hierarchy and experience, of sure will litigate the titularity together with Koundé and Araújo in the 2022-23, unless Xavi patee the board and decide to play with line of three.
Beside Ter Stegen and Christensen, went the only to title in the four parties in United States. The ex head office of the Manchester City knows that it splits in disadvantage regarding Araújo and the reinforcements, but in the pre-season showed that it is to help when the technician need him.
The '3' was pitado by part of the fans blaugrana when contesting his first minutes of the pre-season in The Vegas. However, it saw action in three of the four parties in United States and knows that, although it does not explain in the plans of Xavi, will try to help when the technician egarense need him, further of physically still not being to tope.
It added an assistance in the exhibition in Miami and lució something imprecise in the mark, but with his usual offensive projection that compensates his limitantes defensive. Unless it arrived Marcos Alonso or Xavi opt for putting to Azpilicueta (if it arrives) to profile changed, will be indisputable headline by tenth consecutive year.
The Catalan was one of the surprises of turns it. In spite of his youth showed security in defence and a stupendous speed and criterion to project in attack. No in vain it gave an assistance in front of the Inter of Miami, split in which it was to title. If they do not arrive more defenders, will be the acting of Jordi Alba, at least, in the first-half of the season.
The canterano added minutes in two of the four parties of turns it in which no desentonó in the midfield blaugrana. Probably, Xavi will give him shooting in some days of LaLiga, but will keep on being index card of the Barça Atlètic, at least, a season more.
The one of Sabadell will leave yielded in the next days, but the technician egarense gave him minutes in front of the Inter of Miami and the Juve. The plan is to yield him by a season so that it follow winning experience, since with 23 years has to play yes or yes in first division.
The 'jewel' of the Racing of Santander still is in phase of adaptation. It saw minutes in three of the four parties, showing his quality, mainly, in the complement in front of the Juventus. Except surprise, will be the sixth midfield player for the 2022-23.
The ex midfield player of the AC Milan has left very good feelings in United States. It was to title in two of the four crashes and exhibited physical power and offensive ambition, projecting with assiduity to the attack. It will be a piece of big cost for Xavi in a season in which the rotations will do the difference.
It keeps on being the owner of the midfield of the Barça. In spite of his age, 'Busi' marks the difference and, when it is not, the team loses a lot in recovery and safe exit with the balloon. For the moment, Xavi follows without finding to his ideal replacement. Besides, it assisted to Dembélé in front of the Juventus.
His continuity is not in discussion, but if it arrives Bernardo Silva maybe have to go out. The Galician search accommodate as '5' and was to title in front of Inter and Juve, without too much shine. Nevertheless, Xavi follows trusting he like fixed variant for the midfield.
The bosnio won his trip to United States and did not disappoint to Xavi that is very tempted to conserve him in the team for the 2022-23, when it does a month was a 'descarte' safe. Only it saw action in two parties, but the technician egarense knows that there is not another player with his characteristics in the staff.
It was to title in the Classical of The Vegas and did not disappoint. Only in front of the Juventus remained in the bench and was, together with Busquets, the engine of the game of the Barça. In the 2022-23, the one of The palaces and Villafranca will be one of the players with more minutes, as long as it do not arrive Bernardo Silva.
Only it was to title in Miami and in front of the Real Madrid, since it still is not to plenary physically. The technician egarense knows it and wants to carry him calmly to avoid a new injury. Except surprise, will be smart for the debut in LaLiga in front of the Ray.
Frenkie Of Jong
Further of his refusal to leave , Xavi sent him clear messages in turns it American. The míster of Terrrassa put him like head office in the second half in front of Inter, Madrid and Juve, but gave him back to his usual place in front of the NY Network Bulls. The most viable for the Barça is to sell him, but the one of Arkel does not want to play in England.
It continues without recovering of the odd injury suffered in the beginning of the trainings and expects can recover for the debut in LaLiga, since it has not been able to play in all the pre-season.
The Moroccan knows that it does not have place in the staff with the arrivals of Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski, in addition to the renewal of Dembélé. Only it played 13 minutes in front of the Juve in turns it North American, a clear message of Xavi for his future.
The Dutch also is conscious of his imminent exit, but keeps a calm attitude. Although it was not to title in any party, saw action in the four commitments and added a pair of so many and an assistance. In the next days will resolve his traspaso.
The '10' wetted in Miami, but afterwards saw imprecise in the three remaining parties. Still it is far of his best versió, but only playing will be able to recover the smell goleador and the explosividad that the injuries have subtracted him.
The gabonés was of more to less in turns it. It shined in front of the Inter of Miami, but lució lacking of puntería in front of the Real Madrid and the Juventus. With the arrivals of Raphinha and Lewandowski aims to be acting in the beginning of LaLiga, more still if Dembélé follow 'on fire'.
To the Pole only was missing him the goal, and go that it looked for it while it was in field. The one of Warsaw has adapted quickly to the team and is question of time so that it recover his usual forcefulness in front of the arch.
The Brazilian has marvelled to the fans culé in the pre-season. Fast, very movedizo, with good hit and spirit solidario, the one of Carry Cheerful has fit to perfection in the diagram of Xavi Hernández. Two golazos and three assistances certify it.
It was the goleador of turns it American with four so many. It did what wanted in front of the Juventus and the NY Network Bulls, alternating of band with Raphinha and desbordando to pleasure by right. If it keeps this level, will be indisputable headline for Xavi that it has him revitalizado.