The La Liga players who participated in the World Cup don’t have much time to rest. For the most part, everyone’s already back in training, because The second round begins next weekend.
Barcelona starts on Saturday (31 December) with a derby match with Espanyol. However, before this meeting, coach Xavi Hernandez has a huge headache, because he probably won’t be able to take advantage of it Robert Lewandowski. Pole received a red card in the match against Osasunathe judges determined that he was making unsportsmanlike gestures towards them and In total, the Polish striker was suspended for three matches.
despite Barcelona He appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, however It is unlikely that the Catalans will be able to win anything there. If the decision is upheld, Lewandowski will miss three league matches: with EspanyolAnd the Atletico Madrid And the Getav.
Ansu Fati to replace Robert Lewandowski?
In this case, Xavi Hernandez is looking for a player to replace the pole and at the moment all players lead to Ansu Fati, which the Barcelona coach has just confirmed in an interview with the club’s TV. – Ansu will be a very important player for us in the second half of the season Hernandez admitted.
The 20-year-old Spaniard made an offer in the spring In 14 La Liga matches, he scored three goals and had three assists. Admittedly, compared to Lewandowski, this is not an impressive achievement (thanks to 14 goals, the Pole is the leader in the rating of shooters, he added three assists), but still The young player’s numbers look promising. In any case, his game is appreciated not only by Hernandez, but also by the former Spanish coach Luis Enrique, who He took Fati to the World Cup in Qatar.
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