Martín Zubimendi disputing for a ball with Jules Koundé


Zubimendi convinced Laporta with his performance against Barça

Published:7/11/2023 - 13:20h

Updated:7/11/2023 - 13:21h

Martín Zubimendi, object of desire in Barcelona, ​​demonstrated last Saturday against Barça, crowning an impeccable performance, why he was one of those identified in the culé 'pivot operation'

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The FC Barcelona, after the course of Sergio Busquets, had in Martín Zubimendi one of his aims prioritarios to reinforce a zone neurálgica for the team in the terrain of game, as it is it the area of the pivote. Finally, his price of incorporation resulted inasumible for the budget of the Barça, costing some 60 million euros, and the wish of the player to remain in the Real Sociedad did that the transaction did not arrive to good port.

The past Saturday, in the Reale Sand, with a cast 'blanquiazul' that, although it remained without the prize of the victory, attained arropar completely to the Barcelona picture, the native of San Sebastián was one of the most stood out figures in the centre of the field donostiarra. It was able to lead to his group in the exit from the bottom, distributing properly the balloon, already was in short or in long, and covering all the possible spaces in his zone. It was an important tool to the hour to cut the circuits of game culé.

The numbers of the 'masterclass' of Zubimendi in front of the Barça

Such assertions reflect from the statistical point of view, since in front of the square blaugrana, Zubimendi showed a tax of tarpaulin in his deliveries of 86%, connecting with his mates in 36 of the 42 passes in short that tried. Besides, it left with 100% of efficiency regarding the passes in long, since the three that tried arrived to good port, and attained to fit a shot to door.

Equally, in the defensive appearance, the midfield player showed big provision, due to the fact that had two clear and the same number of intercepciones and effective entrances. Aunado To this, only was dribbled in an opportunity. Although perhaps it did not have the best afternoon regarding the individual duels by low, winning only two of the six that had, in the aerial game himself that showed flawless, imposing in the two crosses that confronted.

Martín Zubimendi 'finished to convince' to the Barça

This performance, beyond all doubt, finished to clear the doubts, if it remained any, on why Xavi wanted to include in his staff to the pivote of the group donostiarra. This season, Zubimendi accumulates already 16 parties, adding a goal and an assistance, and shows like one of the key names of Imanol Bailiff in the medullary zone.

In contrast, the Barça incorporated to this zone of pivote to Oriol Romeu by 3,4 million euros in the market estival. Although it began being key, to the step of the days his performances have gone waning, to the point that the technician egarense had to give him the witness of the position to Ilkay Gündoğan, the one who had experience in this plot of the field, but that in the last time was more accustomed to manage in the last third of the terrain of game. This opens the necessary debate in the City Condal on which pivote has to fichar the FC Barcelona for the next campaign, a list in which, beyond all doubt, Zubimendi will keep on being object of wish for the one of Terrassa and, very probably, now also of Joan Laporta and the cúpula Barcelona.

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