At Barça the tables have turned in the League.
If, at the beginning of the season, leaving the Camp Nou meant too often a setback, now things are different.
In the last 12 games that the Catalans have played in the First Division, they have counted all their starts by victories.
For the moment, he has already overcome the streak of six consecutive wins that Luis Enrique's Barça signed and, if he manages to beat Osasuna this Saturday (9:00 p.m.), he would be two away from equaling the ten that were achieved under the orders of
, in the 2010-11 campaign, and Tito Vilanova, in the 2012-13.
has been able to win in its last seven outings against Valladolid (0-3), Huesca (0-1), Athletic (2-3), Granada (0-4), Elche (0-2), Betis (2-3) and Sevilla (0-2).
On the other hand, he has also starred in two setbacks at home with two 1-1 draws against two rivals, Eibar and Cádiz, against whom, on paper, he should have added all three points.
Something that he did achieve against Real Sociedad (2-1), again Athletic (2-1) and Alavés (5-1).
The tie against the Cadiz team was especially tough, since it meant that they stopped cutting two more points away with the current leader, Atlético, who had been defeated at home against Levante.
Koeman knows very well that beating Osasuna is vital.
"It is a very important game, because we know that on Sunday there is an Atlético-Real Madrid in which one of the two, or both, are going to lose points," said the coach, who highlighted the greater strength of the team in defense as one of the keys to the streak.
"Lately it has changed that we have not made many individual errors, we have been able to press well on the contrary and having three behind has given us a little more security," he said.
The loss due to
, with a sprain in the internal lateral ligament of his right knee, however, is quite a setback.
Above all, because
still in cotton.
With this panorama,
and Lenglet in the line of three or the technician could choose to return to place De Jong behind.
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