08 February 2012

Barça Plan B works

Pep has increased the responsibility of the subsidiary and the players have responded with results.


In summer, Pep Guardiola decided to cover the short season with a staff of players, 21 in total to address the six official competitions. But injuries, up to 13 players have been or are still low-call some international and unexpected transfer have finished punishing the Barca more than expected, especially in recent months. Despite surmise the idea of going to the winter market, the technician finally decided to draw on team players and Plan B is working.

Meets the needs of the elderly, more than ever, and maintains the solvency of the results. In 39 games, Barca team only lost one. And there was at Getafe played the heavyweights.

Up to 13 B players have been called at some point in the season for Pep . Most, 10 of them have received minutes of the three who remained on the bench, Oier, fulfilled the role of second or third goalkeeper, mainly in the away matches of the Champions League. Five ( Cuenca, Deulofeu, Tello, Rafinha and Riverola ) were beginners.

Cuenca took advantage of his time and is already one more than Barca dressing room. The Reus winger, which equated to a minimum contract even your campus, spoke as a starter in 12 games. Follow Jonathan dos Santos, Sergi Roberto and Cristian Tello, which have gained prominence in the most critical moments, when the nurse hung the sign altogether. The neighborhood of Cifuentes de Sabadell, setting and display in the last league match at Camp Nou.

Pep subsidiary has basically pulled in five games. The more massive call was during the visit of BATE Borisov in the last round of the European league and already secured first place. Six of them formed in the starting line and the match ended with win (4-0). The next vote of confidence came with the second leg at l'Hospitalet dela Cup (9-0) with the tie facing. It is being in this last stretch of the season when the liability has increased with the wounding of Pedro and Iniesta and Xavi and hassle of Alexis. The day of the Real Sociedad, when Real Madrid maintained in Getafe the difference of seven points, Pep played it to him with Dos Santos, Tello and Cuenca and Barça it also won. The other face of the currency is the three clásicos played up to now, one of Liga and two of Copa. Cuenca had two minutes in Bernabéu, enough so that in the capital they saw another jewel of La Masia. (via MD)