He is the 20th player in minutes
Luis Enrique keeps saying that the players need to fight to find a place in the line-up. There's not a thing like a "perfect XI", everybody has his chance. But Sergi Roberto seems that is not in the manager's plans.
After a first year with the first-team with not many chances, this seemed to be the season for Roberto to break into the XI and have his real chance. However, despite being involved in 11 matches, Sergi Roberto hasn't had the amount of minutes he was surely expecting.
2014 -2015 (535 minutes)
- 11 matches out of 35
- 13 not in the squad list (2 due to injury)
- 11 matches in the bench without playing a single minute
- 3 starts (3 in the Cup, 1 in the league, 1 in the Champions League)
- 2 goals and 1 assist
Sergi Roberto has played the 17% of minutes of the whole season (compared with the 27% of last season). This means he is the 20th player of the squad in minutes played.
During the winter transfer market there has been a lot of talking about a possible move for Martin Montoya, but there's only 24 minutes of difference between Montoya and Sergi Roberto.
Maybe against Levante this Sunday Luis Enrique will give an opportunity to players with less minutes. It could be the one for Sergi Roberto.