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The strange case of the young Alex Balde in the Barça

In this last LaLiga matchday, Alexander balde did not enter the list of summoned before Villarreal and ended up playing with Barça B against San Fernando, although as a substitute entering the second half. The left back is the only one of the youngsters who is not having the same continuity as the rest of the quarry’s bets.

In summer, the club’s sports management decided to part with Junior firpo and bet on Alexander balde (18 years old), a defender with a huge projection. The club considered that it could cover the needs of the team at the time of giving rest to Jordi Alba, saving at the same time the hiring of a top player. It happens that he has hardly intervened, nor with Koeman nor with Xavi, lumbar injury on the margin. 96 minutes in the League and 19 in the Champions League.

This season, he debuted with Koeman with only 17 years. It was not very positive on the day of the 0-3 conceded against Bayern in the Champions League in a match in which he entered the 74th minute for Jordi Alba. Later, he was a starter before the grenade (1-1) in the league, but had to ask for the change in minute 42 due to lumbar problems that it was difficult for him to overcome despite entering the following calls. He got to miss four games, one in Europe and one in LaLiga. Recovered, he was a substitute in the following games until he reappeared before the Alaves and the Celtic, to be a substitute again.

The left-back position had to be covered by him, although the Dutch coach preferred to bet on Dest a changed leg. A problem that Barça will have to solve if it wants to consolidate a player as a substitute for Sunrise or as a holder.

Bucket He arrived at Barça in 2011, at the age of eight, from Espanyol’s youth football. His generation is 2003, but he was always ahead. As a cadet, for example, he already played with Juvenil A. Like now, when as a youth he is already in the first team.

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