FC Barcelona to appoint new captain, possibly forced
FC Barcelona may need a new captain due to injuries. Xavi confirmed that Sergi Roberto wouldn't play against Rayo Vallecano.
FC Barcelona is facing a potential captaincy crisis as they head into their La Liga clash with Rayo Vallecano. The departure of Sergio Busquets and the retirement of Gerard Pique has left the team with a void in leadership. Sergi Roberto, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Ronald Araujo, and Frenkie de Jong were appointed as captains, but injuries and unavailability have left the team without a clear choice for captain. With Roberto and Araujo expected to be out, and de Jong not fully fit, the team may need to look beyond their appointed captains for leadership. This situation presents a unique challenge for head coach Xavi Hernandez as he prepares the team for their upcoming match. It will be the first time since 2020/2021 that a player not in the list of the four appointed captains is given such responsibilities. The team will need to adapt and find a way to overcome this challenge as they navigate through a difficult period.