Balde is Xavi’s fourth most used player in the Liga

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Balde is Xavi’s fourth most used player in the Liga

The call for Alejandro Balde with the Spanish team to play the World Cup in Qatar to replace the injured Jose Luis Gaya Not surprising given his leading role and excellent performance at the start of the season with Barça. their 19 yearsthe Barcelona full-back is one of eight Catalans who exceeds 1,000 minutes so far this course in the set of Xavi Hernandez adding League and Champions. Only Ter Stegen, Lewandowski, Peter, Dembele, Busquets, Frenkie de Jong Y Gavi They played more between the League and the Champions League than bucket, which adds up to 1,140 minutes. Only counting minutes in the League, with Barça leading, bucketwith 973 minutes played, is the fourth most popular Barça player, surpassed only by Ter Stegen (1,260 minutes), Lewandowski (1,067 minutes) and Peter (1,030 minutes).

In The leaguethe ’28’ from Barcelona played 12 of the 14 days, all as a starter and in Champions He played 4 of the 6 matches in the group stage, although he only started one, at home against Bayern Munich (167 minutes). Despite playing most of the minutes in his natural position, the left-back, in some games he also occupies the right-back. He hasn’t scored a goal yet but he has given three assistsagainst Elche (3-0) in Lewandowski Y Memphisand in Anoeta (1-4) in Polish.

In Qatar, bucket the position will be played Jordi Alba, who played 311 minutes less than the Barcelona player. The one from L’Hospitalet, yes, even though he started playing a little, he gained weight in Xavi’s plans and reached the break with 10 games played in the League (7 as a starter and 682 minutes) and two in the Champions League, both as a starter (147 minutes), with a total 829 minutes. In addition, he has provided two assists so far this season, against Villarreal (3-0) in Lewandowskiand another in the Champions League, in Plzen (2-4) until Ferran Torres.

Of the three options for the right side, that of Mark Alonso is the least used by Xavi. The man from Madrid, in fact, played in the last games as a center-back. In total, he played 12 games between the League and the Champions League, starting nine, and accumulating 853 minutes, 24 more than Alba. He scored a goal, in Plzen.

Source: La Verdad

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