October 22, 2021



Barcelona’s Patri Guijarro: ‘Lucy Bronze is a defender but she is spectacular’

Patri Guijarro has incomplete business in the Bosses Class. In 2019, the principal female player to move on from Barcelona’s La Masia foundation was harmed and could just look as her group endured a 4-1 loss to French heroes, Lyon, in the last. The next year, in a pandemic-hindered small scale competition, they were killed by Wolfsburg in the semi-finals. Close however too far off.

This week Barcelona venture up their endeavors to go right as they take on Manchester City in the main leg of their quarter-last. The game has been moved from Barcelona to Monza in Italy as a result of Coronavirus limitations however it offers the group an opportunity to demonstrate how far they have come since the loss two years ago.A 16-minute first-half cap stunt from the opposition’s record goalscorer, Ada Hegerberg, sentenced Barcelona to runner up yet it likewise helped the club check their level and survey what they expected to do to challenge Lyon’s stranglehold on the competition.

This season Barça are an alternate monster. They have played 20 group matches and dominated every one of them. They have scored 99 objectives and surrendered just three. This is a club that have removed a leaf from Lyon’s heartless playbook.

“Lately we’ve been making that stride,” the 22-year-old midfielder says. “Clearly we’d have wanted to have won that last yet it’s hard to win a Bosses Class last at the principal endeavor, particularly against a group like Lyon. We’re pushing ahead, we’re progressing nicely and I think we need to continue onward, improving and amending things as we go on, and we’ll arrive – ideally in the near future.

“You generally need to give 100%, in addition to a touch more. It’s a disgrace that we can’t play the main leg here in Barcelona, however I actually think it’ll be an engaging and fascinating bind to watch.”Against City, the Mallorca-conceived Guijarro will confront the Britain player she loves the most, the Fifa player of the year, Lucy Bronze. “I believe she’s breathtaking,” says Guijarro. “That is perhaps somewhat odd in light of the fact that, however she has played in midfield a couple of times for the public group, she’s a full‑back, a protector.

“That is not my position and I’ve generally been attracted substantially more to the individuals who play in midfield, similar to me, yet with Bronze her method of playing is so attractive, the manner in which she gets forward, how well she guards … She’s a particularly great player.”

There is an abundance of ability across the Barça crew however in Guijarro the Catalan club have a player who can possibly illegal comparative recognition from adversaries. The Spain mentor, Jorge Vilda, says Guijarro has an “exceptional footballing knowledge”, adding: “She’s appeared on such countless events, here and there the pitch, that she can be a pioneer, especially at youth level, when she was a genuine main thrust in a crew that did incredible things.”

She won the European Under‑17 Title in 2015, the brilliant ball and brilliant boot at the European Under-19 Title two years after the fact and the brilliant ball and brilliant boot (beating City’s Georgia Stanway) at the Under-20 World Cup in 2018 as Spain completed second to Japan.

“It was baffling not to have won the cup [in 2018] on the grounds that I’d have traded those individual honors for the world title in a second however I’m truly pleased with what that age accomplished,” she says. “I have stunning recollections of my experience with the adolescent public groups. At U17 and U19 level we had an age of players that gelled so well and shared a typical thought of how to play football, which I believe was vital to us going similarly as we did.”Guijarro scores objectives yet Vilda has additionally encouraged her sharpen her abilities as a custodia defensiva, a protective midfielder. “Jorge invested a ton of energy with me and Virginia Torrecilla showing us a great deal of recordings of cautious holding players, especially Sergio Busquets,” she says.

“He needed to show us how groups attempted to win the ball back as fast as conceivable in the wake of losing ownership and how significant that was to the group in light of the fact that, as we as a whole know, Spain are a group that are generally OK with the ball: the more we have it, the better. That begins by winning the ball back rapidly, utilizing exceptional squeezing, and the No 6 position, the holding player, is vital for that.”

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