Someone told Xavi that Fermín López deserved a chance at Barcelona, he saw him in two training sessions and decided to take him on the tour of the United States. There he showed himself to the world with a great goal and earned the coach’s trust, at least to stay in the first team. And once there, he grabbed the opportunity with both hands.
Fermin Lopez personalizes patience, perseverance, faith… And both merit and quality. Also, perhaps, luck. Lucky because no one would have bet on his return to the Barcelona after leaving on loan to a third-category team after having been a youth player with aspirations but without the brilliance of others. The luck, probably, that the Real Madrid took away from Barça Arda Guler and? John Felix It would not have arrived at the start of the preseason.
Someone told Xavi that the kid deserved a chance, he saw him in two training sessions and decided to take him on the tour of the United States. There he showed himself to the world with a great goal in the Houston Classic and earned the coach’s trust, at least to stay in the first team. And once there, Fermín grabbed the opportunity with both hands.
Today, after three months, his figure would be said to be indisputable in the eyes of the fans and, almost, also of the coaching staff, dedicated to his performance. As happened with Gavi In the fall of 2021, Fermín López has arrived to stay in a Barça that appreciates his freshness, daring, impudence and excellent game.
Against Shakhtar he rounded off a game that was nothing short of outstanding. His first shot at the post, he nailed it Ferran Torres to network; the second, a whip from the front, meant 2-0. And in the second half he crashed another shell into the post immediately before having a goal disallowed for offside, in a magnificent header.
While waiting for the return of Pedri and of Frenkie de JongFermín takes advantage of his opportunities in such a way that he can already venture the dilemma that Xavi will have when everyone is ready…
His presence on the side is now known to be indisputable, as Xavi is not even considering giving him a rest, at least for now. The Portuguese has adapted to Barça perfectly, he has taken over his wing… And becoming more of an attacker in transition plays, he has caused some setbacks for his own team.
That happened against Shakhtar, who, taking advantage of his absence, attacked on their side, leaving the team sold. Oriol Romeuand scoring a 2-1 that was as unnecessary as it was dangerous, to turn what was a quiet victory into a much more uncomfortable outcome.
Sometimes the tactical anarchy that Joao Cancelo is seen in explains the problems he had with Guardiola or his almost tiptoe passage through Bayern Munich.
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