Hector Bellerin has also been injured. It happened in the training that Barça carried out on Tuesday morning in the sports city of Sant Joan Despí. It is, therefore, another problem for Xaviwho has already lost four players due to muscular problems in this international break: Araujowhich will be operated on Wednesday in Finland, Koundé, Memphis y Frenkie de Jong.
In the case of Bellerín, the injury was in Barcelona. In the morning session, the former Arsenal defender “has noticed”, as reported by the club, “some discomfort in the soleus of his left leg”, which complicates his presence on Saturday in the return to the League in Mallorca. The doctors have not wanted to specify the time that he will have to be out because on Wednesday “he will be subjected to more tests to know the exact extent of these discomforts.”
Sergi Roberto still is not recovered
He has a problem, and a serious one, Xavi. has run out Araujo and Koundé, footballers who used to occupy the position of right back. Does not now have Bellerin, the only pure specialist in the squad. Y Sergio Robertthe other alternative to cover the right flank of the defense, continues to drag physical discomfort, which has prevented him from playing the last three games: Elche, Bayern Munich and Cádiz.
Trust, however, Xavi to be able to count on Sergi Roberto next Saturday in the duel against Mallorca taking advantage of the fact that he has used the national team break to recover in time. But he noticed some discomfort in his adductors during the Barça-Viktoria Pilsen half-time (September 7) and since then he has disappeared from the team.
Bellerin, who was registered on the last day of the summer market, has not had much of a presence in Xavi’s plans either. The coach gave him, yes, the ownership in Cádiz where he completed the 90 minutes. He did not play anything later in Munich and just 32 minutes in the match against Elche, prior to the national team break, where the landscape has become clearer for Piqué, who goes from being fifth to third center-back, but it darkens for the Barça coach.
The problem for Xavi is that he doesn’t have resources on the right flank of the rear, pending now that Bellerín’s muscular discomfort is not very serious because otherwise he would be forced to improvise an emergency resource in that area. Or alter his traditional tactical system (4-3-3) to open the door to a line of three central defenders (he only has three, Eric, Christensen and Piqué), as he already used in San Sebastián.