Saturday, January 29

Koeman summons Kun Agüero for the duel with Valencia


  • The Argentine forward, who suffered a muscle injury at the beginning of August, has not yet made his debut with Barça

  • “He can give us a lot up front, but he needs the rhythm of matches and physicality”, emphasizes the Barça coach

Kun is back. Five months after being signed by Barça, Kun Agüero has entered a squad list for the first time. Ronald Koeman, the Barça coach, has included him in the list of 23 players to face Valencia this Sunday night (9:00 p.m.) at the Camp Nou.

The former City striker, who had suffered a muscle injury in early August, just before the Joan Gamper trophy against Juventus, received medical discharge and was called up by Koeman. Alejandro Balde, the left-back, has also received medical authorization to make himself available to the coach, who starts today the triple duel at the Camp Nou that can determine his future.

First, Valencia; then Dynamo Kiev (Wednesday, 6:45 pm). And, finally, on Sunday 24 the classic against Madrid at the Barça stadium. Little by little, the technician is recovering troops in the attack. Already has a Ansu Fati, although the Dutchman has made it clear that he is not here to play the three full games, now he recovers Kun (“he can give us a lot up,” Koeman confessed) and soon, although he may not reach the duel with Ancelotti’s team, Dembélé.

Barça needs to meet again with the goal after chaining 180 minutes without celebrating any. They lost 3-0 to Benfica on the second day of the Champions League, jeopardizing their future in Europe. It fell 2-0 in the Metropolitano against Atlético de Simeone. It did not generate, in addition, too many scoring opportunities.

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The arrival of Kun is essential to raise the level of efficiency of Barcelona, ​​punished and weakened by the departure of Messi and Griezmann. Memphis, with three goals, is the team’s leading scorer, although he has felt too lonely in many games. Agüero will not start against Valencia, but Koeman is aware that “he needs match rhythm and physicality” to achieve his best level.




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