At a crucial moment of the season, the Barcelona It can take the lead LaLiga Next Thursday (29), if you win the adjourned match against Granada. The reason for this is due to the fact that in 352 the works of Ronald Koeman were found.
However, in the face of some choices for Barcelona to enter the tracks, others caused the Dutch to skip a few blocks. So the newspaper Such as He listed some of them that the coach had “forgotten”.
They are: Riqui Puig, Umtiti, Pjanic, Braithwaite and Junior Verbo. There was also a special mention to Matthews Fernandes, which he revealed Botafogo And pass through Palm trees.
The first did not start in the last 14 games, and were only 17 minutes long in the last 12 games. Because of the training found by Koeman, who considers Busquets, De Jong, and Bedre as pillars.
Recovering from a knee injury, Umtiti had fewer and fewer chances with Koeman. It’s only 15 minutes in the last eight games. Pique is almost “untouchable”, while Mingoza outperforms the French.
To Pjanic, who arrived after moving from Barcelona to Juventus By Arthur, he was chased by the number 11. He wasn’t a regular in his last 11 matches, playing only 11 minutes in total. It ends up going by the rift formed by Busquets, Pedri and De Jong.
Braithwaite and Firpo have different attitudes than other companions who don’t have space. The two have minutes on the court, but very little of it at first. While the Dane had accumulated nine games without starting, the Spaniard had turned 14 without starting at 11.
But the striker had had 128 minutes in his last 11 games. However, he failed to take the opportunity to change Koeman’s thoughts. The left-back has never managed to establish himself in the position of Barcelona, which is Alba’s starting point.
A special mention of the Brazilian
If the aforementioned players were too much and were neglected in Barcelona, Matthews Fernandez is an example of this. That is why the Brazilian newspaper also reported separately.
This is because the midfielder revealed by Botafogo in 2017 did not have many chances with Ronald Koeman. The only one was in Kiev, against Dynamo, for the group stage of the Champions League, when he played for 17 minutes.
At 22, Matthews Fernandes arrived at Camp Nou in 2019 and was soon loaned to him Real Valladolid. There, he only had three games before returning to Barcelona.