18 February 2012

[Barça B] Rafinha, crack silent

With only just turned 19 years, is the most used player and top scorer in the subsidiary (with Rodri).

Quietly and with 19 years since last Sunday, the still youthful Rafa Alcántara has lost only one of the 24 games he has played to date, the subsidiary (the first of all, for the second time against Villarreal B the Mini Estadi).

Thiago's brother is one of the great promises of La Masia and excellent season has changed a bit in its simplicity. Remains as quiet and introverted off the field as hard worker and effective every time you boot fits the tacos. The RFEF behind it is time to choose the Spanish national team and, despite having been with la Roja What the lower grades, it looks like it will be completed by decanting verdeamarelha` As opposed to his older brother.

In early season, nobody expected the youngest of the Alcántara would become such an important piece to the subsidiary. "Not at all I could think was going to play much or that would mark so many goals. I am very happy to be part of this team and have as many minutes, "admitted the versatile player in the mixed zone Blaugrana Barça B-Cartagena.

Rafinha, as he likes to be called, signed with the Cartagena meant as a sensational 3-0 and served to break a drought that had lasted for 14 games. "Yes, it took a long time without scoring and went back to savor the goal," he said. Also shed light on the dance after the goal was scored and considered it a version of 'Single Lady' of the U.S. Beyonce. "They had been friends in Brazil and they asked me if marked, because the dance we did in Brazil," said Rafinha.

During that series of games he did not score, the son of Mazinho was realized two of his biggest dreams as a player.

On November 9, spent his first team debut in the first leg of the knockout phase of the Copa del Rey in the Feixa Llarga to L'Hospitalet. The canterano Cesc Fábregas replaced in 75 'and played well the first quarter of an hour under the command of Pep Guardiola in an official match.

However, fate had in store a greater gift. On December 6, Rafinha played his first Champions League match at the Camp Nou against BATE Borisov. And he did it playing from the beginning ... Thiago with his brother. They then both had repeatedly stated that dreamed match the first team and also finished the match with azulgrana winning 4-0.

Rafinha is also demonstrating an amazing ability to adapt to different positions despite his youth. Jonathan Soriano's injury in the preseason and the necessary adaptation of the newcomer Rodri was forced to Eusebio to place it as 'false nine'.

And São Paulo (12 February, 1993) responded to perfection and led the team with Jonathan Dos Santos, contributing five goals in the first eight games. However, the return of Soriano returned to Rafinha the midfield and it cost him to relocate to a place where he had always played. Despite this, never discussed the decisions of Eusebio and was always ready to fulfill the benefit of the team. "I feel good in the midfield, from small game there and do it where I tell the coach," noted São Paulo.

The company of Muniesa as the pivot has coincided with a second explosion and has signed excellent performances in the last four days. Now, the needs of first team will miss him today as 'squire', but recovered to the colleagues with whom I shared more times midfield: Sergi Roberto and Dos Santos.

Looking to match this afternoon, Rafinha is optimistic. "We are very strong and we are very confident. Let's go for it and see if we can continue like this as good against Deportivo, "stated a few days ago. For he will be a special game, as the proximity of Vigo will make your mother and sister follow the game live at Riazor. (via SPORT)