The three options Ernesto Valverde’s weighing up to replace Arthur
The absence of the injured Arthur Milo for the next month is a problem for Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde. The Brazilian’s turned into a key piece of the side’s midfield and the Catalans must now adjust to life without him.
Athletic Bilbao VS Barcelona
On Sunday they have a tough trip to San Mames to face Athletic Bilbao . Ernesto Valverde says he has options to replace Arthur Milo but that no one in the squad is quite like him.
« We lose a player that gives us control of the amusement, but unexpected injuries happen, » Valverde said in a press conference on Saturday.
« He also had a problem in December. We have options. There’s no one exactly like him, but we have Carles Aleña, Vidal, Coutinho, players from the B team… We will see what we do depending on the game we’re playing. »
Ernesto valverde and Rakitic
The manager was also asked about Rakitic’s accumulation of minutes this season. The Croatian was taken off in midweek, however, against Real Madrid.
« In some cases it is anything but a change in light of the fact that a player is doing gravely, but because you want something different based on how the game is going, » Valverde said.