Now that the winter transfer market is over, it is a party for attackers who received a stern warning from manager Xavi Hernandez to focus on the team.
In the winter transfer market in January, Barcelona focused on strengthening its stability instead of strengthening its name. Although they are cruising to the top of the league, they are only eight points behind second-place Real Madrid. Considering the power of both clubs, there is a possibility that it will be overturned.
It is fortunate that Robert Lewandowski, recruited from Bayern Munich, is showing his skills by scoring 14 goals. Ousmane Dembele and Pedri, who are out for a while due to injury, follow with 5 goals each, Rafinha 4 and Ansu Fati 3.
Worry is a party. 3 goals and 3 assists in 20 games this season, but it is an ambiguous status that goes back and forth between starting and replacing. He was a start in only nine games. This is a phenomenon created by a certain goalkeeper named Lewandowski.
The reduced position at Barcelona carried over to the Spanish national team. He also heated up the bench at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In the matches against Costa Rica and Germany, he did not even get a chance, and in the match against Japan, he suffered a 1-2 defeat as a substitute. The match against Morocco in the round of 16 also failed to turn the tide.
It is a strange party not to transfer. Immediately, rumors of a transfer to Manchester United wrapped around him. Rumors circulated that his agent, Jorge Mendes, was leading the Manchester United move. In the winter transfer market in January, he remained.
Spain’s leading sports magazine ‘Marca’ conveyed Xavi’s thoughts on the 12th (Korean time). On the 13th, ahead of the 21st round of the 2022-23 Primera Liga against Villarreal, he met with reporters and said, “It is difficult to understand why he is talking about this issue. He is a really important player,” he dismissed the transfer rumors. 안전놀이터
Interestingly, after the match against Villarreal, Manchester United and the European Football Federation Europa League (UEL) will meet in the round of 16 playoffs. It is a match that can only be seen in the knockout stage of the Champions League (UCL). Coach Xavi said, “Personally, I have confidence in the party. The number of his matches is small and depends only on his performance. First of all, he has to be patient. I think he is in a hurry (whether or not to transfer),” he said, considering his young age. I hoped to calmly point out the current situation for the distant future.
Of course, the talent of the party is different. In 2019, at the age of 16, he broke all records, including the second youngest adult team debut in Barcelona history, the youngest debut goal, the youngest multi-goal in Primera Liga history, the youngest UCL debut goal, and the youngest goal for the Spanish national team.
The injury that accompanies his talent remains a pity. Only nine officially recorded injuries since his debut. Various including his knee injury. Director Xavi’s words seem to be a kind of advice to build a clean body and show off his talent.