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The cry in the sky that Xavi put before his match in Mallorca has been shared by other coaches, of which Rubi stands out, who announced his disint


The cry in the sky that Xavi put before his match in Mallorca has been shared by other coaches, of which Rubi stands out, who announced his disinterest in the Cup, and Lopetegui with his “others put the music and we dance.” With respect, I think they are wrong. The problem is that there are no dates for pampering. In January and February there is a Cup during the week and then the European tournaments, in which we maintain 7 teams. And you have to end LaLiga in its day because the next one will start soon to be cut on November 18 by the Qatar World Cup. And those who play the music are the ones who seek a way for those who dance to get paid.

It has nothing to do with those suspensions in the case of South America. Then, an improvised FIFA arbitrariness in the summer allowed the South Americans to play three games in one court and that meant that the football organization, as such, denied some clubs the possibility of using certain players on certain days. It is a very other thing, it is a very other principle. And, to say it all, there were dates before Christmas to get those games back, as it was. For the rest, it is not bad to remember that in the 16 Barça casualties, which have contributed to this psychosis, there was some smoke. It included up to two unregistered, Alves and Ferran Torres.

Of the first team there were four with COVID: Dest, Alba, Coutinho and Dembélé. And three homegrown players, Abde, Balde and Gavi; this one, the one with real weight, was suspended, like Busquets. The bulk of the problem were Ansu Fati, Memphis, Pedri, Braithwaite and Sergi Roberto, whose prolonged injuries call into question the club’s medical services. It is true that there was a team left in the frame, with six center-backs, two midfielders and a forward; a total of 11 from the first team, two of them goalkeepers, but this extraordinary situation contributed to an exemplary improvement exercise, to an epic victory. And football appreciates these things.