Pep Guardiola bets on Bojan
The absence of David Villa by penalty (was expelled last Saturday in San Mamés) and Xavi Hernández’s injury (suffers a tendinitis that forces him not to force) will lead to new changes in the alignment of FC Barcelona that will jump tomorrow to the turf of the Camp Nou to face Mallorca in match of the 6th round of the League.
The return of Iniesta to the wide area and that of Bojan to the front are, on paper, the two most logical variants on which Pep would be working at the moment.
The ownership of the manchego is indisputable and the Catalan technician, in this sense, knows perfectly that both in one position as in another will not fail him, he will respond as usual, either opening corridors, making diagonals, assisting teammates or scoring goals .
It will also give another chance to Bojan, who in the last two games (Athletic Club and Rubin Kazan) has been a substitute and has barely enjoyed minutes to be a protagonist. The Linyola, who this season has not yet seen the door with the club, will come out from the start, as against Sevilla (in the two games of the Spanish Super Cup), Hercules and Sporting de Gijón.
Bojan, in the third match of the League that can play as a starter, hopes that it will be the one that will serve him to abandon the zero he still has in his locker and, in this way, start adding goals. At the moment, as a Barça player, he has 34 goals (20 in the league) in 135 games.
The squad, who burns with desire to sing a goal with his new number, the ‘9’, also hopes to find the path through which he traveled in the final stretch of last season, which played the last and decisive four games Liga and in which he scored three conquests (Villarreal, Tenerife and Sevilla).
When Guardiola lost confidence in Ibrahimovic and opted for Bojan, he did not fail him and made him forget the Swede, who by then did not show the commitment that was expected of him to be playing the League team in a spectacular hand in hand with the real Madrid.
In any case, the then dorsal ’11’ of FC Barcelona knew to be at the height and to demonstrate to the trainer that was deserving of his confidence. Guardiola corresponded to Bojan’s work and, for example, after Barça-Tenerife (4-1), in which the squad scored the goal that unraveled the tie to one, sent him some praises: “His work is constant, as his goal smell “.
If Bojan is finally chosen (the coach also manages Jeffren, although the squad has not yet debuted in the current course and the classic would be to start playing the final stretch of a game), the ilerdense would form an offensive trident with Pedro and Messi .
Bojan knows that the next opportunity the coach will give him (possibly tomorrow) will not be anybody. He knows that he should take advantage of it and, if possible, sign it with a goal, although the coach, in addition to the others, also values the effort, delivery and solidarity. And in that, sure, Bojan will not fail you.