Ronald Koeman, Barcelona coach is characterized by transparency and clarity in his dealings with the players, and this matter appeared greatly in the first 3 matches of La Liga,
and he sent messages through his decisions. We see that Osman Dembele played 20 minutes, but the Dutchman warned him that he was the seventh or eighth striker of the team, too.
Alena and Ricky Puig did not get the opportunity to participate yet,
but they know this, especially after koeman told them that they had few chances to participate,
while Matthews, the ghost deal for Barca (the club did not offer it to the public) did not appear either.
The same thing happened with Junior Verbo despite the fact that the idea of Jordi Alba’s participation in 3 consecutive matches,
and finally Samuel Umtiti and Braithwaite,
both of them suffering from physical problems of varying severity did not participate with the Catalan club in the new season,
and also their participation is in doubt if they are in their condition Natural.
Looking at the minutes of the Blaugrana’s first matches in the 2020-2021 season with Koeman,
we find that the Dutch coach relied entirely on 17 players, starting with Pique, De Jong, Netto, Sergio Roberto, and Lionel Messi (they played the full 290 minutes),
while the remaining minutes were divided between Busquets (258). Alba (255) Coutinho (217) Ansu Fati (203) Griezmann (184) Araujo (135) Linglé (133) Pedri (67) Trinkao (59) Pjanic (27) and the newly joined Serginho Dest (15)
and add to this list, the goalkeeper German Ter Stegen, who is currently in recovery.
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Accordingly, there are 7 outcasts by Coman, in the forefront of which is Umtiti who, regardless of the medical file,
considers his position as losing, but may only play in emergency cases,
and Koeman preferred not to use it until the arrival of Eric Garcia who did not come,
but the cases of Verbo, Puig, and Alenia are considered Different,
great players and their position depend on a technical decision,
as Junior is behind Alba and Dest in the left-back position,
and Alena and Ricky are in Busquets, Piannis, De Wing, and also Pedri, while Matthews,
the Brazilian midfielder is considered outside Ronald Koeman’s accounts,
but the club could not put him in the market Last summer transfers, as for Braithwaite,
he was negotiating with several clubs to leave, but the matter did not happen.
On the other hand, Dembele did not want to leave Barcelona,
but he may think about it again next January, in light of the presence of Trincao, Messi, Griezmann, Anso, Coutinho, Pedri, and the American Conrad.
It is clear that Koeman did not deceive anyone, and the seven players told them that their position with the team would be difficult
and advised them to look for another destination to participate and gain experience, and everyone was responsible for their decisions.