Barcelona fans are calling for manager Xavi to play youngster Pablo Torre in the away leg of their clash with Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League. The demand comes after the club’s main midfielders, Gavi and Pedri, will not be able to play due to suspension and injury, respectively.
FC Barcelona vs Manchester Utd
Barcelona drew 2-2 against Manchester United in the first leg, with goals from Raphinha and Alonso for Barcelona and Rashford for United. Unfortunately, a defensive mistake led to Kounde scoring an own goal. Now, the fans hope that the coach will give Torre the chance to shine as key midfielders are missing for the away leg.
Who is Pablo Torre
Barcelona signed Torre from Racing Santander over the summer for a reported €6m, but he has struggled for game time since arriving. However, he has shown promise in the limited appearances he has made, including scoring on his first start for the club against Viktoria Plzen back in November and delivering his first assist in the Copa del Rey against Intercity.
Fans Call for a change
With the pressure on Xavi after changing the back 4 in recent matches, fans are hoping that the manager will give Torre a chance to prove his worth in the midfield against Manchester United. Many believe that the 19-year-old has the potential to be a future star for Barcelona, and with the club currently in transition, now could be the perfect time to give him a chance.
Xavi play Pablo Torre now— ShreX (@SHREX_007) February 17, 2023
Time to start Pablo Torre from next match
— NoOne (@NoOne3190) February 17, 2023
And here is how our Laliga, CDR and UEL goes
Thx Xavi for playing Roberto instead of Pablo Torre in midfield https://t.co/Sd94tVxwN3
— Leon (@LeonFCB4) February 16, 2023
Now that Sergio busquet is out for so weeks, I hope Xavi give Pablo Torre more playing time 🙏
Some Barcelona fans don’t even remember we have someone like Torre in the team 🤣🤣💔 pic.twitter.com/Cx8aWvx6Qw
— CHIMA BARÇA💙❤️ (@mentoinana) February 9, 2023
“The away leg of the Barcelona vs. Manchester United clash will take place on Feb 24th, and fans will eagerly wait to see whether Xavi will give Torre a chance to shine. With the pressure on the manager to deliver results and maintain the club’s reputation for producing top talent, it could be a make or break moment for both Torre and Xavi. Only time will tell whether the young midfielder will be given the chance to impress on the biggest stage of all.