Barcelona’s new interim coach, Sergi Barjuan, explained that he wants “the squad to regain joy” at the joint press conference he gave with president Joan Laporta at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.
“I want the players to want to go play. It is difficult to work when you play matches every three days, but today I wanted to set the criteria with which to play against Alavés. The way of playing will not change because the players are the same, but there will be some tactical concepts that I think can be a solution, “said Barjuan.
Regarding the options for Ousmane Dembélé to return to a call-up against Alavés after his injury in the Eurocup with France, the coach was optimistic: “Dembélé has trained normally and has options to return.”
On the other hand, he ruled out Ansu Fati for tomorrow’s game at the Camp Nou: “He has not trained and it is impossible for him to be available against Alavés.” EFE (HN)