04 February 2012

Xavi could continue 'sucking' bench to be dosed

Everything indicates that the side that comes out today is the same as tied in Valencia with the input of Valdes, Alves and Adriano.

Xavi Hernandez has all the numbers to continue on the bench tonight against Real Sociedad. The Terrassa and missed the first leg last Wednesday in the semifinals of the Cup in Valencia drag an overload in the soleus muscle that kept him from feeling comfortable on the pitch. And in Villarreal and suffered terribly, so Guardiola decided to replace him in the second half. The coach wants to have Xavi in ​​perfect condition facing the momentous Cup match to be played next Wednesday at the Camp Nou and thinking well in the demanding schedule that is coming to Barcelona in the coming weeks with outputs as Osasuna and Atletico Madrid also the return of the Champions League.

So for today Xavi points directly to the bench and just jump onto the field in case of urgent need.

Another that is also 'headdress' it is Chilean Alexis, dragging discomfort in the groin and a shoulder injury which had to be infiltrated in recent games to bear the pain. Guardiola also is considering seriously to rest ahead of this evening, so it would gain the possibility that whole Brazilian Adriano played at left back. In any case, depend on the feelings of the Chilean striker in the hours before the game against Real Sociedad.

The rest of the team to leave the field tonight is not designed a priori to have many more in wicker basket, so in principle be repeated more or less blown up in Valencia in the Cup, except for Valdes Alves Pinto by Mascherano, along with the aforementioned Adrian Alexis.
All these vicissitudes that have developed during this course must have `What Guardiola to field a total of 24 players in twenty days of the season. Were 21 in the first and 22 in the second and third. Casualties by injury, especially, as well as the inevitable rotations, have meant that Pep has had to resort to more players than ever.

It is known that the helmsman of Santpedor likes working with short templates, as evidenced by the fact that in its first three years, after 20 league games, only a maximum of 22 ranked players. But now things have changed and the number of troops exceeds two men who have the confidence of the coach.

And of the 24 players that Pep has had in the league, 15 are from the quarry, 62.5%. A figure unthinkable a decade ago. The last to have been the alternative Deulofeu (debuted at Barcelona-Mallorca) and Tello (in the last game played at El Madrigal).

If we talk about championships integers (38 days), which had more presence of players was the first, 2008-2009, with 29. Of course in the past three days, with the title decided, the technician ushered in many new faces that were fogueando. In the 2009-2010 season over the course league with 24 players lined up and the next, 2010-2011, with 28. In this, as things stand, possibly exceeding the record of participation. But the coach did not shake the pulse because it relies on those below. (via SPORT)