The Spaniard was absent from the Blaugrana's last period due to the unfortunate injury not too long ago.
The Spaniard was absent from the Blaugrana’s last period due to the unfortunate injury not too long ago.
Previously, Ferran Torres suffered a nasty injury during training in early July, which prevented the striker from fully participating in the preparation for the new season with Barcelona.
However, after Friday’s training session, the former Manchester City man was carefully examined by the Blaugrana medical department and coach Xavi Hernandez could use Torres for the opening La Liga 2022/23 match against him. Rayo Vallecano tonight.
Joining Barcelona in the January market this year, Ferran Torres was a surprise signature for the Blaugrana because not many fans believed that Manchester City would agree to sell off the young talent they had just recruited not long ago. However, the fact is that the deal happened and the Catalunya giant also gave the guy born in 2000 a contract with a term until 2027.
Thanks to the experience he has accumulated in the Valencia shirt, it did not take much time for Torres to immerse himself in the style and atmosphere of his home country Spain. The 22-year-old striker this year has played 24 times, contributing 6 goals and 6 assists to help his teammates score at Barcelona.
Despite the somewhat heavy and personal criticism about the ability to finish is not really good, Torres is still the option used by Captain Xavi. The former The Citizens striker himself does not care much about the negative words directed at him. It can be said that the close pair of Torres – Aubameyang is the driving force in Barcelona’s journey to the runners-up La Liga 2021/22 under Xavi.
Also related to the personnel situation at Blaugrana, after a period of waiting, finally 4 rookies including Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski were successfully registered before the deadline of La Liga. Jules Kounde is the only name that has not been registered, but the reason is simply because the 1998 midfielder was not physically fit. Thus, in the hands of Captain Xavi are the best factors to welcome guests Rayo Vallecano.