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Junior back in the picture

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Pin It seems like Junior will start. AFP
It seems like Junior will start. AFP

Junior back in the picture

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Barcelona will face Celta on Saturday. Ernesto Valverde continues to experiment with his team and this time it seems Junior will start.

This season things aren't easy for Junior. He has only played 4 matches so far, starting 3 of them.

Junior arrived to become Jordi Alba's replacement. Barcelona's idea was that he would occupy the LB role when Alba needed a rest or got injured. However, that hasn't 100% happened.

In the last match against Levante, however, Valverde preferred to play Semedo at LB. This meant that Junior had to watch from the stands. This was a last-minute change form the Barca manager.

One matchday later, the situation is quite different.  From what has been able to be seen in the training sessions, Junior will have a starting place against Celta.

Junior, a escena

Valverde has already explained Junior's situation. "He is a great player, of course he convinces me", he said at the time. Although not all matches are the same. Hence, for example, against Levante, Valverde preferred Semedo: "At specific times, and taking in to account the opposition, Nelson could give us things on the left. That's why I opted for him".

But on this occasion, Semedo will play his normal poistion- RB. Junior will get game time and Valverde hopes that he continues progressing, demonstrating that he can be the ideal replacement for Jordi Alba. The manager and Barcelona trust him.

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