By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Sergio Aguero is set to make his debut match for his new club Barcelona as he returns from injury.
Ronald Koeman, Barcelona’s boss is considering starting Ansu Fati in his match against Valencia on Sunday, October 17, while also considering allowing Sergio Aguero make his debut.
The former Manchester city striker, Aguero has yet to play a competitive game for Barcelona since joining in the close season, due to a calf injury.
He has been on Koeman’s thoughts, however, ahead of the clash with Valencia at Camp Nou, while Fati appears ready to make his first start of the season. Either he plays tommorow against or he’ll be featuring against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday in their champions league game.
“He has improved a lot lately. He played 20, 25 minutes in Wednesday’s [practice] game and it is going well”, Koeman said.
“But he lacks the rhythm of the games and a certain physique. He will get that with games. There is a possibility that he will be on the squad list. His quality is not questioned, he can give a lot to this team. Especially up front”, he added.
Presently, Barcelona have taken 12 points from their opening seven games in LaLiga, meaning they have grounds to make up already on the likes of Real Madrid, Atletico and Real Sociedad, who each, stood on 17 points from eight games coming into this weekend.
Speaking about Ansu Fati, Koeman said: “Every day he is doing better because he has been away for a long time. You have to think with Ansu that there are three games this week and he cannot play the entire three games. We must decide what is best for him and the team.”
Koeman was backed by president Joan Laporta before the Atletico game, but he needs results and knows it.
“I always try to be calm, which isn’t easy,” Koeman said. “The important thing is to put your energy where you have an influence. Winning games and points is what counts.”he added.