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Raphinha was not up to par with Brazil and he will have to vindicate himself on his return to Barça


Raphinha Was one of the big bets of Dorival Júnior in the start of his cycle behind the bench of the selection of Brazil. To the exentrenador of São Paulo did not shiver him the pulse to the hour to include to the native of Carry Cheerful in a pair of opportunities in his eleven headline for the friendly duels that confronted the ‘canarinha’ in front of England in Wembley (0-1) and Spain in Santiago Bernabéu (3-3).

However, unfortunately for the exjugador of the Leeds, in spite of having added several minutes of action (78′ in front of the English and 46′ in front of the Spaniards) exerting as extreme right, could not become determinant in this Date FIFA. In fact, of the trident that used the ‘Seleçao’ in both meetings (Vinicius Jr.- Rodrygo – Raphinha), he was the one who had lower influence in both commitments.

The performance of Raphinha in this international stop with Brazil

The ’11’ of the FC Barcelona in the crash against the ‘Three Lions’ as soon as had a notable occasion where tried to generate something of danger with a finish diverted to the arch defended by Jordan Pickford to the minute 41. Further of this and some intervention in defensive matter, the extreme culé did not have his more brilliant day. Besides, it went the player that more balloons lost (15).

Little more than the same in the clash in front of ‘The Red’, where Dorival Júnior only gave him the opportunity to play in the first-half of the party. Again, Raphinha could not do cost his authority in the commitment, since it was ‘penalised’ by the little offensive bellows of his team. In this sense, only stood out with an attempt of pass filtered and by his always positive tendency to collaborate in the defensive appearance.

Of course, the performance of exjugador Vitória Guimarãis against Spain did it lucir a bit more opaque by two fundamental questions: the first is due to that Endrick, the one who replaced it in this commitment, himself could annotate and show extremely participatory in the offensive section; and the second, speaking a bit more in key Barça, is that Lamine Yamal, with the one who is ridding a healthy competition by the right extreme culé, yes had an exert stellar in front of the ‘verdeamarela’, leaving in clear why has to be the owner of this demarcation in the Catalan cast.

The ’11’ will have to take advantage of his return to the FC Barcelona

Now, in his return to the dynamics of the FC Barcelona, Raphinha has a lot for doing, especially to recover his place in the eyes of the selection of Brazil, since in the picture culé Xavi Hernández apparently has not lost the confidence in him, looking for always the necessary mechanisms to give him minutes of action, already was as extreme right, left extreme and even like midfield player. This flexibility has been taken advantage of by the Brazilian in the last days with the T-shirt culé, offering both assistances against the Athletic of Madrid (1) and against the Naples (1), showing as a footballer ‘spicy’, although with little fortune to annotate.

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