Lewandowski is having a long run of games without any rest. How long till he can keep up the energy? Let’s find out.
No Replacement For Lewandowski
Lewandowski is the only true center-forward on the FC Barcelona roster; thus, while other positions are now covered by at least one replacement, there isn’t much coverage for him.
In addition, the player is so competitive that he would never want to miss a game. Even if he is exhausted or drained, he is a crucial starter for Xavi.
Lewandowski Starts Every Game
These two characteristics have been on full display this season, as Sport has noticed. Since the beginning of this season, the Pole is still one of just two players (together with Kounde) to have started each and every game for Barcelona.
The striker has played entire games against Real Betis and Royal Antwerp. Since returning from his national squad during the most recent international break.
Much Needed Rest
Lewandowski is already 35 years old, and Barcelona’s games are coming thick and fast in the coming weeks. It is unlikely that the Pole will continue to perform with such consistency for very long.
As mentioned earlier, Xavi desires to frequently rotate his team. In order to keep everyone in good condition and feeling important, Lewandowski is therefore likely to sit out either the forthcoming match against Celta or the match against Mallorca in the middle of the week. With the latter option having a better probability of happening.
Change of Approach
When Lewandowski rests, it will be fascinating to watch how Xavi takes the initiative to start the game. According to earlier reports, Barcelona’s head coach is contemplating Ferran Torres for this position as he is currently experiencing an incredible run of form.