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JOAO SEEMS TO BE LOSING 'WEIGHT' IN XAVI'S PLANS

Barça increasingly sees Joao Félix out of the planning for the 24/25 season

Published:14/05/2024 - 20:44h

Updated:15/05/2024 - 00:01h

João Félix seems to be losing more and more prominence in FC Barcelona's plans for the 2024/25 season, since in the final stretch of this season, Xavi Hernández has chosen to use him less and less in his tactical approaches

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The continuity of Joãor Félix in the FC Barcelona keeps on being reason of debate in the City Condal. In principle, everything seemed to aim to that the club culé could prolong his stay in the team a season more. Nevertheless, this permanence would be supeditada to a series of favourable conditions in the renewal of the agreement of loan by part of the combined Catalan with the picture colchonero, as sucedió in the present campaign.

However, the current situation of the Portuguese invites every time less to think that it will be one of the names that will form part of the staff of the Barça for the period 2024/25. It seems that the exjugador of the SL Benfica is losing leadership in the diagram of Xavi Hernández. This perception reinforces with a statistical register related with the minutes that has contested the luso in the last days.

In the most recent meeting of the Barcelona cast, that contested in front of the Real Sociedad in the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys and that finished 2-0 in favour of the venues, Joãor Félix did not play neither an alone minute, which results striking considering that it is the first time that remains in the bench of the Barcelonan square in a crossing in LaLiga. Likewise, it is remarkable that the exjugador of Chelsea happened almost all the second part heating, so that finally the one of Terrassa decided to not to do him ingresar to the field, although still it remained him a change and in the front of attack only had substituted to Robert Lewandowski.

The numbers that endorse the loss of leadership of Joãor Félix with the FC Barcelona

This increases the feeling that Xavi Hernández is explaining every time less with the Portuguese. It suffices with reviewing the previous antecedents to this commitment against the Real Sociedad: six minutes in front of the Girona (day 34), 24' in front of Valencia CF (day 33), 26' in front of the Real Madrid (day 32), eight minutes in front of Paris Saint-Germain in Champions (turn of fourth).

Before this, the luso himself was headline and played 85 minutes against the Cádiz CF (day 31), annotating a golazo in the process. Nevertheless, before this duel, grieve had added 29 minutes in the 'bump' of gone against the PSG and 34' against the UD The Palms (day 30), where gave a big assistance to Raphinha.

Doing accounts, in the last eight clashes of the FC Barcelona, Joãor Félix has played a total of 212 minutes of the 720 possible, what equivale to an average of 29.4' by meeting. Besides, it is necessary to stand out that only it went out like titling in one of these parties. This shows that, by the moment, without a reason further of a decision netamente sportive, Xavi Hernández seems to explain every time less with the native of Viseu, the one who clearly has lost the competition by the left extreme in front of a Raphinha that is living a big moment of form.

It will give him minutes Xavi to the Portuguese in front of the UD Almería?

Now it will be necessary to see if in the next day of LaLiga, that will be the Thursday 16 May against the UD Almería, Xavi, in the necessary process of rotation, gives him the opportunity to Joãor Félix to see minutes, already was from the start or like revulsivo. This could be predictable considering the rival, a group 'indálico' already descended, and the fact that there will be little rest between this crossing and the one of the Basques, having in mind also that grieve the Sunday 19 already the club culé has to be seeing action again, when measuring strengths with the Ray Vallecano home.

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