The adaptation of Barcelona’s reinforcements for this season has been positive and we analyze each one ahead of the Classic.
BARCELONA — Ten days of LaLiga completed, the champion Barcelona It is the only team that has not yet known defeat, just like in the three Champions Leagues.
Waiting to receive the Real Madrid in it first classic of the season, you can start making a balance of its management in the market, of the signings and, also, the youth players who appeared in the first team.
He was not able to debut until well into the season and his role has been quite limited. Central who appears behind the undisputed, he offers experience although he lacks speed. Present in four games, he played three as a starter, totaling 265 minutes with a mediocre performance against the Mallorca and more settled against Athletic and Shakhtar. It is not ruled out that he could be a starter in the Classic if Ronald Araújo It is used as a marker Vinícius.
From more to less, he has taken part in the thirteen official matches of the season, starting in ten of them, completing only the last to total 745 minutes. Beside Frenkie de Jong He enjoyed a very positive start to the season, in a further back position and being the ideal complement to the Dutchman… The one who was injured has been more highlighted and discovered. The emergence of Fermín and the reappearance of Gavi They question his presence in the Barça XI for the Clásico.
undisputed captain of Manchester City, his adaptation to Barça is not being as quick as one might expect, although he has made evident his skills as a leader and organizer in the center of the field on rare occasions. He is present in eleven games, ten of them as a starter, totals 911 minutes and could be the pivot chosen by Xavi against Real Madrid.
A last-minute addition, he is considered to be the player with the most quality and imbalance in offensive facets, where he can play in any attacking position. He has accumulated 554 minutes in eight games, seven of them as a starter, and has scored a goal, providing three assists, showing excellent vision of the game. His future beyond the end of the year is up in the air… But whatever happens, great things are expected of him and his lineup in the Classic is taken for granted.
Indisputable and non-negotiable, he showed up with half an hour in Pamplona and from then on he has started in the team’s nine remaining official matches, totaling 827 minutes, scoring two goals and providing three assists. Full-back with great offensive capacity, he suffers from tactical anarchy, as seen in the goal of the Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday when he happily went on the attack and did not recover the position in the deadly counterattack of the Ukrainian team. These gaps somewhat overshadow his good work and call into question, strange as it may seem, his presence in the Classic, and he could be displaced by Araújo on the wing to watch over Vinícius Junior.
Loaned to a third-category team last season, his inclusion in the tour of the United States surprised everyone and everyone… Just like his excellent role, which caused Xavi to end up keeping him in the squad. He has already played three games as a starter in his six appearances, scoring two goals in the 305 minutes he has accumulated on the pitch. An attacking midfielder, he mixes, in a certain way like Gavi, great physical display and notable technical quality. He has stood out as the most positive and transcendent novelty at this start of the campaign, going from being simply worthy to being taken into account for Saturday’s game.
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