Fri 30 September 2022 | 14:07

Barcelona’s options for right-back if Sergi Roberto is unfit

The injury crisis has made Xavi's job difficult for the upcoming matches in La Liga.

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez is in big trouble for the right-back position for Saturday's match against Mallorca.

With Hector Bellerin, Ronald Araujo and Jules Kounde all out through injury, Xavi is unlikely to risk Roberto's red and he faces a huge challenge. Roberto missed the previous three games due to a muscle injury and was never included in the starting lineup before that. However, he has played as a substitute in four La Liga matches this season.

With Araujo sidelined until December due to injury and surgery on his groin, Bellerin undergoing treatment and Sergino leaving Camp Nou in the summer, Xavi has no options at right-back.

Marca claim that Roberto is unlikely to be ready for Saturday's match given the conditions of training on Thursday, although his absence is not certain. Eric Garcia can also be another option, but Barça is also facing the problem of central defense. Gerard Pique has spent most of the season on the bench and Andreas Christensen is the only available option. Thus, Xavi should use left backs like Alejandro Balde, Marcos Alonso or Jordi Alba in right back.


source: SportMob

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