FC BarcelonaTOThe loss of Vermaelen aggravates the problem in the rear
Si something was presumed in Can Bara at the end of the last transfer market, was the wardrobe background. The hirings that were carried out difficultly come to be holders, but it was undoubted that they gave a depth to the staff of Valverde indita until now. However, the season is showing that, perhaps, the abundance of troops was not as important as it was aimed. At least, not on all lines.
And now it seems clear that Barcelona has many resources in midfield, but perhaps it has fallen short on the defensive line.
The situation of Barcelona behind is worrisome. Today, Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen and Sergi Roberto are injured. In principle, the case of cataln is the least worrisome. He suffers a muscular injury and it will not be long before he becomes available again. Different is the situation Umtiti, which is trying to avoid the operating room at all costs. He has opted for a conservative treatment with the French, but everything indicates that, at least, there are still a few weeks to be available.
The case of Vermaelen, who fell on Friday in a match with the Belgian national team, does not look good either. The central has been freed from the concentration of his country to return to Barcelona. Maana will undergo a medical examination to know the extent of her ailment. However, the first reports point to a hamstring injury that could have him in the dry dock for several weeks.
As things, the Bara is in a compromised situation. Today, he only has four defenses available, one per position, and in six days his particular queen stage begins. The closest calendar that awaits the Catalans is very demanding. Sevilla, Inter de Miln and Real Madrid are the rivals waiting around the corner and Valverde will be forced to squeeze the maximum four available backs.
In the absence of a possible high of Sergi Roberto next week, theTxingurriYou will have to pull ahead with what you have. That is, a behind composed by Semedo, Piqu, Lenglet and Jordi Alba. Bearing in mind that Piqu has already made it clear that he is not going through a good period of form and that Lenglet has had a mistake in important appointments, such as Wembley against Tottenham, there are reasons to be restless.