ACCORDING TO 'AS'
Xavi's plan for the El Clásico includes Araújo and Ferran Torres
Published:9/01/2022 - 19:56h
Updated:9/01/2022 - 22:45h
Xavi hopes to have Ronald Araújo and Ferran Torres for the Clásico this Wednesday, against Real Madrid, for the Spanish Super Cup ... Will they be able to play?
The FC Barcelona has not had time to rest after the bitter tie against the Granada (1-1) and has to think immediately in the party against the Real Madrid of this Wednesday, in which it will be the first Classical of the 2022 and the first of Xavi Hernández in the bench culé. The expectation is maximum and in the Barça will want to litigate the ninety minutes to classify to the final of the Supercopa of Spain.
For this, the trainer of Terrassa expects to have his best footballers. It is conscious that the Real Madrid is in a very positive dynamics and that has to the two 'cracks' of the championship, up to now: Karim Benzema and Vinícius Jr, in addition to Thibaut Courtois in state of grace. The Classical always is a challenge, but now much more, especially because, to win it, would be a big hit on the table and the certainty that the Barça can offer much more of what has showed to date.
In this sense, do not remain doubts that for the culés treats of a final and thus Xavi wants to have his best effective, doing upsetting in Ronald Araújo and Ferran Torres, those who could be the big surprises of the Barça-Madrid of the Supercopa, as it has informed the newspaper 'ACE' this Sunday. Both no only could play, but be headlines against the ones of Concha Spine.
The situation is complicated, however. This Saturday the Barça announced that Araújo had gone through the operating theatre to treat a fracture in the second and third metacarpial of the right hand. It understood that the charrúa went to happen some weeks 'KO', while it recovers , but in 'ACE' have commented that "is had to step advance and put to disposal of the trainer for the party of the Wednesday, five days after having gone through the operating theatre", but that "to attain it, will need the help of a splint of protection, since it still will not have neither closed the points of the operation".
The option of Ferran Torres
With Ferran no only depends his physical state or that surpass the coronavirus. The Barça has to concretise an exit during these next three days so that the Valencian can be inscribed in the plantila. In the source before mencionda, explain that "if Ferran goes out negative the Monday, Alemany has engaged with Xavi to close some exit more, in the term of 48 hours, to be able to inscribe to the ex forward of the City and that it can play the Wednesday in front of the Madrid".
It is necessary to remember that in the offices of the Camp Nou pose four alternatives regarding exits, directly related with Samuel Umtiti, Yusuf Demir, Luuk of Jong and Sergiño Dest. However, with this last there are not opportunities. Michael Reschke, ex sportive director of the Bayern and agent of the international with United States, has explained that "Dest does not have intention to change of club. I am quite skeptical on a possible traspaso to the Bayern this summer".