Sergi Roberto is acting as a model captain in his first few months as the main man in charge of the Azulgrana dressing room. The former youth academy player has seen his prominence decline in recent matches, but this has not affected his attitude. His commitment is maximum to help the team stay in good harmony.
The player from Reus did not play again in Mallorca. He was warming up on the sidelines, but Xavi opted for other options. Obviously, Sergi Roberto would like to play more, but he accepts the coach's decisions with the discipline and respect he has shown throughout his career.
Even so, despite suffering the setback of seeing how he should sit on the bench and Koundé was the last player to come on, Sergi Roberto encouraged Iñigo Martínez after being substituted in the Basque's starting debut in which he evidenced his lack of competitive rhythm.
Sergi Roberto has participated in 4 of the 8 official matches played by FC Barcelona, playing 174 minutes. He started and completed the 90 minutes in Villarreal and also started against Osasuna. Against Cadiz and Amberers, in the Champions League, he came on in the second halves.
Despite the fact that he has not played in the last three league games, the player has not lowered his arms in training and always adds to his teammates to promote the family to which Xavi Hernandez always appeals.
The Barça coach is very satisfied with how Sergi Roberto is performing as captain and also has a high footballing value. His intention is to give him minutes in the next matches. Against Celta and Mallorca he was an alternative and was warming up on the sidelines, although the coach finally opted for other teammates.
The season is long and Sergi Roberto, according to the coach, will contribute not only in the cohesion of the group, but also on the pitch. Xavi was the one who asked for his renewal and considers him a key piece of his Barça puzzle.
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