GOOD FEELINGS IN PRE-SEASON
The best and worst: The definitive 1v1 of the Barça players in preseason
Published:8/08/2022 - 22:41h
Updated:8/08/2022 - 22:41h
FC Barcelona has completed its preparation for 2022-2023 with a splendid thrashing (6-0) against Pumas that has summed up all the strengths of the team coached by Xavi Hernández in the preseason
The incontestable goleada of the FC Barcelona in front of Cougars in the Trophy Joan Gamper gave by finalised the Barcelona pre-season 2022-2023, that has left very good feelings regarding the gear of the team trained by Xavi Hernández. The staff has answered, of wonders, to the proposal of the of Terrassa and the illusions are to the maximum of face to the beginning of LaLiga, next Saturday against the Ray Vallecano.
They are many the players that have stood out in the six parties of preparation of the Barça and that have showed absolute commitment with the team of face to fulfil the big aim to litigate (and win) by the titles in the season 2022-2023. The feelings are very good and the staff has surpassed, with grow, the first proof... Waiting for the real battle.
To continuation, review one to one the players that starred the pre-season, with his shadows, but especially lights in this last month of preparation, standing out to an Ousmane Dembélé that finish being the maximum goleador of the team:
- Marc-André ter Stegen: The guardameta has lived a pre-season very, very calm. It has not been demanded to the maximum and has known to answer in the few interventions that had. The good news is that only it fit a goal (against the Juventus, marked by Moise Kean) and is prepared to go back one of the protagonists of the Barça in the next course. The team needs it.
- Iñaki Crag: The player formed in The Masia is of return after his cession to the Galatasaray. In this season, after the exit of Net, will be the acting of Ter Stegen and in the parties of preparation showed very safe and attentive. Against Cougars, left several important interventions.
- Arnau Tenas: Unlike Crag, did not have opportunities to exhibit . Although in the club see him like a big bet of face to the future, the most likely is that it was still in dynamic of the filial by another year more.
- Sergiño Dest: Has a lot of way by in front to settle in the right side and be a fixed, but in the parties of pre-season left good feelings and showed very safe. Now, after the 'fiasco' of the signing of César Azpilicueta, has the responsibility to be the only right-handed side natural of the team.
- Gerard Hammered: it was not indisputable headline because it dragged annoyances from the past season and has quite a lot of competition in his position with the new signings. The season of the Catalan aims to be much more discreet of the planned, but in the parties that contested showed sure and attentive to the cut.
- Ronald Araújo: it Has been still in the dynamics of always. It was hit and showed, once again, his polivalencia. It played of head office, but also saw him like right side. The charrúa is called to be one of the big protagonists of this season and already is it showing.
- Eric García: it has reinvindicado of the numerous criticisms that received in his first season. Although it left doubts in some actions (as in the first goal of Kean), the feelings were very positive and the ex of the Manchester City left clear that is had to litigate by a place in the team of Xavi.
- Andreas Christensen: it Has been one of the big novelties of the pre-season, of positive way. The Danish has showed very participatory in the parties that contested, with very good exit of balloon and attention to the hour to defend the offensives of the rivals.
- Jules Koundé: it Contested few minutes in front of Cougars and todaviá has an important way by in front to go back to his best version (comes of an operation), but is a player that wakes up the illusion of the blaugrana.
- Jordi Alba: With a more secondary paper and with fewer requirements, the left side did not have opportunity to stand out in this pre-season. It will be to title in the next course, waiting for that concretise the signing of Marcos Alonso.
- Alejandro Balde: To the equal that Christensen, showed like one of the big positive news of the Barça. The player formed in The Masia did with a gap in the left side and was very 'inspired' by his band. It wants to win a place in the staff.
- Sergio Busquets: in the staff still there is not a player that can argue him his titularity, in spite of the apparitions of Nico or Pjanic. The captain encarrilará a new season in which it will be indisputable and already has had proofs of 'weight' to show that it keeps on being key for the team.
- Pedri González: Once again it has showed that his talent is incontestable. The Canarian, that did not play all what expected , lived a pre-season in which it gave loose rein to his talent. Against Cougars, annotated a doublet and found to a new partner, with which can be absolutely lethal: Robert Lewandowski.
- Gavi: It is one of the big talents of the Barça and in the parties that has contested has left clear that will keep on being a fixed in the plans of Xavi. The big news is that it has showed more next to the rival area and with spirits to kick. However, it is key that begin to measure his arrivals and lacking. Against Cougars won a yellow that was unnecessary.
- Nico González: it Has to take a step forward this season and in these weeks has not showed very fine, by what his participation in the plans of Xavi is still in "will see". It can play so much of pivote as of interior, by what foresees that it will be the relief of Busquets in some point, but still has margin of improvement.
- Frenkie Of Jong: it Was of less to more, conditioned by the position. In the first parties played like central defender and, although it fulfilled, did not stand out . Against NY Network Bulls and Cougars went back to the centre of the field and left better feelings. This Sunday, for example, 'exploded' in several contragolpes and marked a big goal to seal the victory.
- Franck Kessié: His first parties like culé are being quite convincentes and, although it does not foresee that it was headline, has remained clear that it is a good resource by his driving and fortress. It gave an assistance to Aubameyang and showed very participatory to the hour to attack in rival area.
- Miralem Pjanic: It has convinced to Xavi that it deserves a place in the team and is not little thing. In question of weeks happened to be a descarte to an alternative to remain in the Spotify Camp Nou. It was very well in the circulation and, every time that played, surpassed lines very easily.
- Pablo Tower: it Is one of the big bets of the Barça of face to the future. It has showed to be an explosive midfield player and with a lot of technician, but hardly has had opportunities to project. The confidence and patience will be key in his case.
- Alex Hill: it has not had sufficient participation in the pre-season, but Xavi rescues his reading of game. It wants to look for a gap in the team, but the most likely is that it leave in a cession before it finish the summer.
- Raphinha: It has fallen of foot in the Barça and already has left clear that it is a very explosive attacker and with very good hit. It marked, it assisted and it showed impudence in all and each one of his apparitions. It aims high and is winning a gap quickly in the team.
- Ousmane Dembélé: If it keeps the level that has showed in the pre-season, would be speaking of a player that easily can be between the best of this year. It annotated four goals and settled like one of the offensive leaders of the attack, playing so much by the right as by the left extreme.
- Robert Lewandowski: Although only it annotated a goal, has comported like one of the most important forwards of the last parties. Always insistent and generating danger, crashing a few times against the stick. It is a machine to generate occasions and an authentic 'killer' of area.
- Ansu Fati: It is going back to his best version and in the Barça understand that they have to be patient. It was not so explosive and determinant in the pre-season, but is question of time so that it assents and leave backwards definitively his ordeal with the injuries.
- Aubameyang: Part like the acting of Lewandowski and has left clear that, as his mate, is a devorador in the area. It arrives, it insists and it defines. The Barça has to a big 'killer' in his staff and has left it clear in the parties of preparation.
- Memphis Depay: His performance always has been positive and, every time that played, showed participatory and able to generate danger. To sportive level does not have peros, but in the club work in his exit as soon as possible. He will not put a lot of effort.
- Ez Abde: It has not played almost at all and it foresees that it will go out yielded in the weeks to come.
- Ferran Torres: it did not play in the pre-season by a wound in the foot that did in the first training. Part with a lot of competition.