23 Jan I really feel unconfident proper now
USMNT worldwide Sergino Dest has mentioned a insecurity has affected his performances for Barcelona in current weeks.
Dest, 20, joined Barca from Ajax in a deal value an preliminary €20 million in the beginning of the season and, because of an damage to Sergi Roberto, has been an ever-present since, making 21 appearances in all competitions.
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He settled in rapidly, impressing in October’s Clasico defeat to Actual Madrid, however mentioned his type has tailed off during the last month, culminating with a thigh damage that pressured him to overlook two of Barca’s final three matches.
“For me, it is essential to get that confidence again as a result of I really feel a bit bit unconfident proper now,” Dest informed La Liga World.
“That is a very powerful factor for me proper now: get the boldness again and play like I used to play after which I feel I’ve a number of potential.”
Dest sat out the Spanish Supercopa semifinal win over Actual Sociedad with a thigh downside and was substituted at half-time within the remaining final Sunday, a defeat to Athletic Bilbao, after speeding again too quickly.
The appropriate-back additionally missed Thursday’s Copa del Rey win in opposition to Cornella however returned to full coaching on Saturday and is within the squad for Sunday’s league recreation at Elche.
“Sergino has performed a number of video games and that is simply his first season with Barca,” coach Ronald Koeman mentioned in a information convention on Saturday.
“He is a really younger participant and it is sophisticated for the children. He is been injured however he appears to have recovered and we are going to resolve on Sunday if he begins or is on the bench.
“I hope he has no extra issues with accidents, can get some rhythm again and supply competitors.”
Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto, Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho are additionally unavailable with accidents, however Jordi Alba and Frenkie de Jong return to the squad after being rested in opposition to Cornella.
Koeman’s aspect have been made to sweat earlier than beating third division Cornella after extra-time with each Miralem Pjanic and Ousmane Dembele lacking penalties in regular time.
Barca have now missed seven of 12 penalties taken this season and Koeman mentioned the team had been working towards spot kicks on Friday and Saturday.
“We’re analysing the problem with penalties as a result of we have taken 12 this season and have missed seven, together with the Supercopa shoot-out,” Koeman added.
“That is lots. It is an excessive amount of. It is not acceptable. If Messi shouldn’t be enjoying, who’s the No. 1 taker, we’d like different gamers with the standard to attain penalties.
“We have been working on them during the last two days. You’ll be able to practice for them identical to you follow free-kicks. In fact, it isn’t the identical in coaching as in a recreation if you’re behind, however there are not any followers, so there is not any strain.”
Barca are unbeaten in eight league video games and have risen to 3rd within the desk. Nonetheless, they continue to be 10 factors behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who even have a recreation in hand.